The best type of rice to use for paella is calasparra, which is short grain rice available from gourmet stores like www.secretsfinefood.com.sg and www.delicia.com.sg. You can also use Arborio rice, available at leading supermarkets.
If the tomatoes are lacking flavour, add a few teaspoons of tomato paste, to taste.
A perfect paella should have a delicious golden crust on the bottom and the rice should have absorbed all the moisture.
To make a cheat’s version of alioli, combine ¾ cup whole egg mayonnaise with 3 crushed cloves garlic in a small bowl. Add a little salt to taste.