Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Quick & Easy Seafood Paella 简易版海鲜焗饭

*in collaboration with Xndo for Zero Rice

My husband and I eat well even in our weight loss process. There's no compromise to our palate as we shredded off the 10-ish kg each in the last 9 months. I'm sharing here a simplified version of the Seafood Paella 海鲜焗饭. I did not include Spanish chorizos as they're not so readily available in our local stores and I omitted wine in the cooking. This is certainly a quick and easy one pot dish that'll be well liked by many.

Benefits of Xndo® ZeroTM Rice

  •  Ready-to-eat
  •  Low carbs (Only 95KCAL)
  •  High in soluble fibre
  •  8 times more soluble fibre than ordinary rice
  •  Low Glycemic Index (GI) 48 (Certified)
  •  Suitable for Diabetics
  •  Keto-friendly

Xndo® ZeroTM Rice is made from premium quality Thai long-grain white rice and freshly ground Konjac Root. Formulated to be lower in carbohydrates than ordinary rice, Xndo® ZeroTM Rice contains 8 times more soluble fibre. This slows down digestion, prolongs the sensation of fullness and keeps your digestive system healthy. More importantly, Xndo® ZeroTM Rice has low glycemic index (GI) and stabilises blood sugar levels. Xndo® ZeroTM Rice has a soft chewy texture, absorbs gravies well and can be easily used in place of ordinary rice.

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Ingredients (enough for 2 pax) :
  • 2 packets Xndo Zero Rice. Each box contain 5 packets. 
  • 4 mid sized prawns (deveined but keep heads and shells intact)
  • 1 squid/sotong (cleaned and cut to rings)
  • 8 pcs mussels (can use fresh or frozen mussels)
  • 1 mid sized onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (i.e. peas, corn, diced carrots)
  • 150 ml chicken stock
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne powder 
  • 1/4 tsp saffron
  • salt and pepper (to adjust to taste before serve)
  • parsley flakes (for garnishing)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon(cut to wedges)

    (tsp = teaspoon; tbsp = tablespoon)    

    Method : 
    1. In a pan, saute diced onions in olive oil at medium heat.
    2. Add minced garlic and diced tomatoes to stir fry for a minute.
    3. Fold in chicken stock to simmer for another minute.
    4. Turn to low heat and fold in Xndo Zero Rice. 
    5. Add mixed vegetables, squids, prawns, mussels and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
    6. Add saffron and season with cayenne powder, salt & pepper. Add in more chicken stock if necessary.
    7. At medium heat, cover lid and allow to simmer till seafood's fully cooked (approx. 3 minutes) and when stock flavours the rice.
    8. Remove lid and garnish. Serve with lemon wedges and top with more seasonings (at your preference).
    9. Serve whilst hot. 


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