Valencian Paella (Spain)

To begin with, it is important to highlight that Valencian paella is one of the most representative dishes of Spanish gastronomy, originating from the Valencia region. It is rice prepared in a wide, shallow pan, with different ingredients depending on the regional variant. In general, seafood, meat and vegetables are included, as well as saffron to give it a characteristic flavor and color.

Pella Valenciana Española
Pella Valenciana Española

Ingredients to prepare Spanish Paella:

  • 400 grams of bomb rice
  • 1 whole chicken cut into pieces
  • 300 grams of rabbit cut into pieces
  • 200 grams of flat green beans
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, grated
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • From Spanish 1 liter of chicken broth text To english text Not available suggestions
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • Saffron threads
  • Salt to taste

Instructions to prepare Spanish Valencian Paella:

  1. In a large paella pan, add olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the chicken and rabbit pieces and brown on both sides until golden. Remove the meat pieces and reserve on a plate.
  2. In the same paella pan, add the chopped onion and minced garlic and sauté over medium heat until golden. Add the chopped red pepper and green beans and continue cooking for a few minutes until soft.
  3. Add the grated tomatoes and continue cooking until the mixture is smooth and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  4. Add the paprika and rice and mix well with the ingredients. Add the chicken broth and saffron strands and mix well.
  5. Add the pieces of meat reserved in step 1, salt to taste and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the rice is cooked and the liquid has evaporated. If the rice is not cooked yet, add more chicken broth.
  7. Once the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and let the paella rest for a few minutes before serving.

And ready! You now have a delicious Valencian Paella ready to share with your friends and family. Enjoy it!

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