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Saffron-infused Seafood Fiesta: Irresistible Paella Delight


About the Dish:

Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is a flavorful and aromatic one-pot dish that combines rice, saffron, vegetables, and a variety of proteins such as chicken, seafood, and/or sausage. The dish is known for its vibrant colors and rich flavors, making it a popular choice for special occasions and gatherings.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 18g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken 1 pound
Shrimp 1/2 pound
Mussels 1/2 pound
Chorizo sausage 1/2 pound
Onion 1 large
Red bell pepper 1
Garlic 4 cloves
Tomatoes 2
Chicken broth 4 cups
Rice 2 cups
Saffron 1 pinch
Peas 1 cup
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste
Olive oil 3 tablespoons

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large paella pan or skillet. Add the chicken, shrimp, and chorizo sausage and cook until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Step 2: In the same pan, sauté the onions, garlic, and red bell pepper until softened. Add the tomatoes and cook until they start to break down.
  3. Step 3: Add the rice to the pan and stir to coat it with the vegetable mixture. Cook for a few minutes until the rice is slightly toasted.
  4. Step 4: Pour in the chicken broth and add the saffron. Stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Step 5: Return the chicken, shrimp, and chorizo to the pan. Add the mussels and peas. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the pan and let it cook for another 10 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the mussels have opened.
  6. Step 6: Remove the pan from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes. Serve the paella hot with lemon wedges on the side.

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