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Savor the Sea: Mediterranean Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

About the Dish:

Seafood Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that originated in the region of Valencia. It is a flavorful and aromatic rice dish cooked with a variety of seafood such as shrimp, mussels, and clams. The dish is known for its vibrant colors, rich flavors, and beautiful presentation.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 780mg
Total Carbohydrates 45g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 28g


Ingredient Quantity
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 cup Arborio rice
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen peas
1/2 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded
1/2 pound clams, cleaned
1/2 cup chopped parsley

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Heat the olive oil in a paella pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  • Step 2: Add the diced red bell pepper to the pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Step 3: Stir in the Arborio rice, paprika, and saffron threads, coating the rice with the oil and spices. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Step 4: Add the chicken broth and diced tomatoes to the pan, and bring to a simmer. Cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes, or until the rice is almost tender.
  • Step 5: Remove the lid and add the frozen peas, shrimp, mussels, and clams to the pan. Stir gently to combine.
  • Step 6: Cover the pan again and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the seafood is cooked through and the clams and mussels have opened.
  • Step 7: Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Let the paella rest for a few minutes before serving.

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