Spanish Paella Recipe | Traditional With Crusty Golden Soccarat

spanish paella recipe

This traditional Spanish paella recipe is a nourishing and vibrant dish made with a variety of seafood and has a crusty golden soccarat at the bottom. Paella is so versatile that you can change the recipe easily to suit your own tastes. The best way to create an authentic Spanish seafood paella is with fresh produce. An important ingredient is saffron which infuses with the rice mixture and gives it a delightful fragrant flavour. The contrasting colours from the fire roasted peppers, mussels and golden rice produce a tantalising meal that everyone will love.

Serves Prep Time Cook Time Calories Sat Fat
4
30 mins
45 mins
400
2.5g

*Note: Calories and saturated fats value are on a per serving basis.

How To Make Traditional Spanish Paella Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups basmati rice
  • 12 medium prawns
  • 250g calamari rings
  • 10-12 mussels or clams cleaned well
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 finely diced onion
  • 4 large chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Fire roasted red capsicum strips
  • 3.5 cup chicken stock
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • pinch of saffron for colour
  • flat leaf parsley for garnish

Method

  1. Saute onion and garlic in a pan until soft.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes, paprika and salt and cook until tomatoes begin to thicken into a sauce.
  3. Add mussels and calamari, then add the stock.
  4. Add rice, peas and saffron and stir to combine.
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and cook until most of the liquid is absorbed into the rice and rice is almost done.
  6. Add the prawns and leave to cook until the prawns are cooked through.
  7. Garnish with parsley and fire roasted red peppers.
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