Simple and easy are two words that are used a lot on my site and this recipe is no exception.
It’s definitely both but does not lack in flavor in the slightest.
Everyone knows what Paella is and there's no shortage of it where I live.
This is my French/Basque spin on the classic dish without actually using any of the original ingredients!
In fact it has no resemblance to the traditional dish at all except that it is cooked using the same method.
It is cooked in much the same way as Paella is and can be cooked in a Paella pan then served with crusty bread.
I love Chorizo and the Puy Lentils cooked in stock alongside are a marriage made in heaven.
I used spicy chorizo but you can use medium or mild depending on your preference and the amount of cayenne pepper you use is up to you.
I added a splash of homemade garlic and chilli hot-sauce when I served it which brought a new dimension to the flavors.
If you want to add seafood you can do that too just like with normal rice Paella.
It's a hearty dish that feels light and healthy especially eaten with vegetables or salad and crusty bread.
Add in a glass of Rioja and you're set!