Good paella rice
Really good quality paella rice. I boiled this for half an hour in chicken stock then added to the paella to simmer down for around 30 minutes and came out perfect. Don't listen to the cooking instructions just cook until soft about 1 hour for full cooking time.
Great product if you ignore cooking instructions
Good product terrible cooking instructions, ignore them. Paella does not take over an hour and ten minutes to cook and the instructions are more akin to risotto cooking. I choose to ignore them and make paella in traditional way and it was perfect. I fried off the rice with onions first. Then added meat and veg and stock 2 and 3/4 cups to one cup of rice. Brought to slow boil. Stirred at 5 mins point and then simmered for about 25 more minutes agitating the rice occasionally. Rice was perfectly cooked. Whoever wrote the instructions on the packet needs to take a good hard look at themselves. That's not how you make paella.
Lovely taste but very long cooking time
WOW this took a long time to cook, but it turned out lovely, if you're not in a hurry. The instructions on the side of the packet are next to useless, and may as well not be there. I bought this to make a chicken & seafood paella. To get the desired texture, I simmered on a low heat, in a large flat bottomed pan, for about 1hr, gradually adding 1.5 pints of chicken stock, until fully absorbed. Even after 1hr the rice was still like bullets. I then stirred in 1 x 400g can of chopped tomatoes, and transferred the mixture in to an oven roasting dish. I then mixed in the chopped chicken thighs, diced chorizo, chopped onion, red pepper, seafood and seasoning, which I'd fried in a separate pan while the rice was cooking, and topped up the dish with about 1/2 can of water. I then baked the whole dish at 200-220 for 30mins (stirring half way).
Note the cooking time ....
The cooking time came as a great surprise. Very disappointing.