Spanish Seafood Stew with Saffron Rice

Description:

Ingredients:

2 cups rinsed basmati rice
3 cups Water or stock
generous pinch saffron ( optional)
generous pinch salt
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1 pound mix of white fish ( cod, halibut, sea bass, haddock), scallops, shrimp
1 teaspoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprica
zest of one lemon
1 garlic clove- minced or grated
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6 ounces ground chorizo, removed form casing and crumbled.( or use Spanish Style "Cured Chorizo- or soy chorizo- see note)
1 tsp olive oil
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1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 extra large onion- diced
2 celery stocks- chopped
2 carrots-diced
1 red bell pepper- diced
4 garlic cloves- rough chopped
2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 ½ Cups stock- chicken or fish or veggie
½ Cup white wine
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 bay leaves
1 can drained garbanzo's ( or 1 ½ Cups)
1 teaspoon salt ( or to taste)
½ teaspoon cracked pepper
fresh Italian parsley