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Easy fake paella recipe

Real paella is made in one pan. This recipe is "fake" because the seasoned rice is prepared separately from the other ingredients and added at the end. The advantage is that we can include a bigger variety of fresh vegetables. Feel free to vary the amounts below for your own taste. Invest in preparation. Once you start cooking, this process goes very quickly. Seasoned rice: 2 cups long grain white rice. (I like jasmine rice, but any will do) 1 spice bottle of saffron (about 1 gram, get the biggest amount for the least cost you can find, more is better) Dried oregano, a healthy shake Cumin to taste (I go easy on cumin, too much smells like armpits) Black pepper, just a bit  Meat and seafood: 1/2 pound or more savory sausage links, like spicy Italian, Andouille, or Spanish chorizo, cut in thin medallions (Note that sausage is required because all the other ingredients rely on a little sausage grease in the pot. If you omit sausage, add a little oil to cook the chi