About the Dish:
Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish that originated in the Valencia region. It is a flavorful and hearty dish that combines rice with a variety of meats, seafood, and vegetables. The dish is typically cooked in a large, shallow pan called a paellera, which gives it its distinctive shape and allows the rice to cook evenly.
|Chicken broth||4 cups|
- Step 1: Heat olive oil in a paellera or large, shallow pan over medium heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook until browned on both sides. Remove the chicken and set aside.
- Step 2: In the same pan, add the chorizo sausage and cook until browned. Add the diced onion, bell pepper, and minced garlic. Cook until the vegetables are softened.
- Step 3: Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, saffron, paprika, salt, and pepper to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
- Step 4: Add the rice to the pan and stir to combine. Return the chicken thighs to the pan, nestling them into the rice mixture. Cover the pan and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has been absorbed.
- Step 5: Remove the lid and arrange the shrimp and mussels on top of the rice. Cover the pan again and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked through and the mussels have opened.
- Step 6: Remove the pan from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve the paella hot, garnished with fresh parsley.