Arroz con Pollo: Rice with Chicken

Serves 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 2 lbs chicken drumsticks 1 large onion, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped 4 large garlic cloves, crushed 1 can (approx. 15 oz) diced tomatoes, drained 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup white wine 3 cups chicken stock Pinch saffron 2 1/4 cups medium grain white rice Method Heat the oil on medium high heat in a large saucepan and fry the chicken drumsticks until browned on all sides. Reduce heat to medium, add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and fry for a minute or so stirring occassionally. Add the tomatoes, black pepper, bay leaves, and wine. Simmer for 5 minutes or so. Meanwhile, heat the stock with the saffron and rinse the rice. Add rice and stock to the chicken and vegetables, bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook for 20 minutes. Without uncovering, turn off heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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