Paella does not use chorizo. To call this paella is wrong.
Even the kids had seconds, which is always a bonus. I doubled the recipe, so I'm looking forward to the leftovers. The only things I altered were: I used brown rice- instant though because the regular kind takes so long to cook that the chicken would've been rubbery. Timing of instant was perfect in this recipe. I also just picked a huge crop of fresh tomatoes, so of course I diced those instead of canned. The last thing was based on others' reviews, I added a couple good shakes of Weber brand Cajun spice. It was delicious. A keeper for sure!
I found it fairly easy to cook. The result was really fine yet not spicy enough for me. I may add some Cayenne peper next time.
I like this recipe...easy and great for leftovers. I would also suggest adding a bit more spice while cooking. The only thing I am not quite sure of is the serving size and calories. I really.really.really wish they would add a easy to measure serving size to calories. IE: 2 cups = XXX calories.
Easy to make and kids enjoyed it. However, it was a little bland. I would use a smoked sausage and increase the amount (substituting chicken/turkey for pork to maintain calories). Next time I will also experiment on the heat perhaps adding one of the following: fire-roasted diced tomato, hot sauce, cayenne. I used brown rice instead of white (which does double cooking time but adds more substance to the meal). Recipe makes a lot, you will have leftovers.
We enjoyed this very much. It is time consuming but easy to make. Next time I might like my portion a little spicier but that is personal preference. Very filling and it made a lot.