Seafood and Bacon Paella

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• 2 tbsp (25 ml) olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 green pepper, chopped
• 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
• 7 oz (200 g) bacon, chopped
• 1 large tomato, chopped
• 1 1/3 cups (325 ml) paella rice
• 1/2 tsp (2 ml) saffron threads, crushed
• 5 cups (1.25 l) hot chicken stock
• 14 oz (400 g) frozen cooked seafood mix

1. Heat oil in large, nonstick frying pan. Add onion, pepper, garlic and bacon pieces, and cook over gentle heat 5 minutes. Add tomato and cook 2 minutes.

2. Add rice and stir to coat in oil. Add saffron threads and heat for a few seconds, then pour in hot stock. Bring to boil, then stir lightly and simmer 5 minutes.

3. Mix in frozen seafood, return to gentle simmer and cook until rice is tender and liquid absorbed, stirring occasionally. Serve.

Serves 4

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