Add your olive oil to the large pan. When hot, add your onion & capsicum and pan-fry until the onion is translucent.
Add garlic, tomato, thyme, rosemary, paprika, turmeric & rice, and stir it all around until well mixed in. This should be done on medium heat to prevent burning the spices. (2-3 mins top)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
Add stock, bay leaves and cook on medium/high until the rice starts to absorb the liquid.
When it becomes thicker, add the artichoke and mix through. Then place the dish into the oven for 10 mins. (You can continue to cook on the stovetop, but reduce the heat to medium/low).
As your Paella cooks in the stove, pan fry your asparagus in a dash of olive oil. 2 mins on high.
Take out of the oven, the rice should be firm on the top and not watery. Place onto the stove on high heat for a max 4-5 mins to get the crispy bottom.
IMPORTANT: To get the crispy bottom on the paella, you need to test the base by using a fork on the edges and base. if you overcook it, it can burn. So be very careful.
To Serve: Slice up some lemon wedges, top with the asparagus spears and rip up a bunch of parsley to cover the dish.