1package of frozen seafooddefrosted (I use Trader Joe's calamari, shrimp, and scallop blend.)
3links of Italian chicken sausagechopped (you can also add chicken if you would like)
In a big pot on medium heat, add oil, onion, and garlic.
Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add rice, diced tomatoes, seafood, optional ingredients, and water to the pot.
Add salt, pepper, and saffron to the pot. Bring to a boil.
Cover the pot and turn down the heat to low.
Simmer until the water has all been absorbed.
Add more salt if needed.
I used Trader Joe's frozen seafood mix because it is inexpensive and comes with a lot of seafood in the bag. Be sure to thaw it and drain the extra water out of the bag before adding it to the rice mixture.
If you want, add mussels or clams to the paella. They are inexpensive if you buy a few and they make the presentation look really nice if you are entertaining.
You can use white or brown rice. The white rice will need a little less liquid.
This paella will keep for up to 3 days in an air-tight container