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Fiesta de Mar y Tierra: The Ultimate Spanish Paella Feast


About the Dish:

Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is a flavorful rice dish loaded with a variety of ingredients such as seafood, meat, and vegetables. The dish gets its name from the wide, shallow pan, also called a paella, that it is cooked in.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 25g


Ingredient Quantity
Rice 2 cups
Chicken 1 lb
Chorizo 0.5 lb
Shrimp 1 lb
Mussels 1 lb
Onion 1
Garlic 4 cloves
Tomato 2
Red Bell Pepper 1
Peas 1 cup
Chicken Broth 4 cups
Saffron 0.5 tsp

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a paella pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add diced chicken and chorizo and cook until browned. Remove chicken and chorizo from pan and set aside.
  • Step 2: Add rice to the pan and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add diced tomatoes, sliced red bell pepper, and peas. Cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Step 3: Return the chicken and chorizo to the pan. Add chicken broth and saffron, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is cooked and liquid is absorbed.
  • Step 4: Arrange shrimp and mussels on top of the rice. Cover and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked and the mussels have opened.
  • Step 5: Remove the pan from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.

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