Savory Spanish Paella Perfection

A tantalizing journey to the heart of Spanish cuisine, our Savory Spanish Paella Perfection is a masterpiece of flavors that transport you to the sun-soaked beaches of Valencia. With a harmony of saffron-infused rice, succulent seafood, and robust spices, this paella embodies the spirit of Spanish culinary heritage.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bomba rice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh seafood mix (shrimp, mussels, squid)
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup green peas
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a paella pan over medium heat. Sauté the onion, garlic, and red bell pepper until softened.
  2. Add the Bomba rice, saffron, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir to coat the rice with the spices and oil.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and add the diced tomatoes. Simmer gently without stirring until the rice absorbs the liquid.
  4. Arrange the seafood mix and green peas on top. Cover with foil and let it cook until the seafood is tender.
  5. Once done, remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Total time: 1 hour

Yields: 6 servings

A classic Spanish paella infused with saffron and brimming with a delectable assortment of seafood.

Nutrition: Calories: 380 | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Fiber: 3g

The Savory Spanish Paella Perfection is more than a dish; it’s an experience that captures the essence of Spanish culture. The interplay of aromatic saffron, the gentle heat of paprika, and the freshest seafood create a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. As the golden rice cradles each morsel of seafood, it tells the tale of coastal Spain’s culinary legacy. Sharing this paella with loved ones transports you to the vibrant streets of Valencia, where the scent of the ocean mingles with the laughter of locals. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or indulging in a weeknight treat, our Spanish paella perfection is your ticket to savoring the rich tapestry of Spanish cuisine.