Tonight I cooked (my version of) paella.
In a large frying pan, add some olive oil and butter.
Soften some onion (I used a normal and a red onion) and some red pepper. I also added some lemon zest.
Add some arborio risotto rice.
Ensure that the rice is coated in the oil, butter, onion and peppers.
At this point add some white wine, however I didn’t do this as I had no white wine.
Add some saffron, this will add colour and flavour.
Now add some chicken stock to cover the rice.
As the rice cooks, add more chicken stock to ensure that it doesn’t dry out. The rice will take about fifteen to twenty minutes to cook.
A few minutes before serving, add the raw prawns and squid. They will cook quite quickly in the hot pan.
Before serving add the cooked lobster and wedges of lemon.
Obviously you could use alternative ingredients, such as chicken or mussels. I used lobster as I had got one from a local supermarket for just £2.99, it’s normally a lot more expensive!