About the Dish:
Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is known for its vibrant colors and rich flavors. This dish is typically made with short-grain rice, chicken, seafood, and a variety of vegetables. The rice is cooked in a flavorful broth and infused with saffron, giving it a distinct yellow color. Paella is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit individual tastes, making it a popular choice for gatherings and special occasions.
|Short-grain rice||2 cups|
|Chicken broth||4 cups|
|Olive oil||2 tablespoons|
|Black pepper||To taste|
- Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large paella pan or skillet. Add the chicken and chorizo and cook until browned. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Step 2: In the same pan, add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Cook until softened. Add the tomatoes and cook until they break down.
- Step 3: Return the chicken and chorizo to the pan. Add the rice and stir to coat in the tomato mixture. Cook for a few minutes to toast the rice.
- Step 4: Meanwhile, dissolve the saffron in a small amount of warm water. Add the saffron water and chicken broth to the pan. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Step 5: Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
- Step 6: Nestle the shrimp and mussels into the rice. Cover and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the seafood is cooked through and the mussels have opened.
- Step 7: Remove from heat and let the paella rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.