Savory Spanish Paella: A Taste of Europe

Savory Spanish Paella: A Taste of Europe

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  • 2 cups of Arborio rice
  • 1 pound of chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound of Spanish chorizo, sliced
  • 1/2 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of saffron threads
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 lemon, sliced into wedges
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


  1. In a large paella pan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and chorizo, and cook until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the onion, red bell pepper, and garlic. Sauté until softened.
  4. Stir in the saffron threads and smoked paprika.
  5. Add the Arborio rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring to coat the rice with the spices.
  6. Pour in the white wine and cook until it’s mostly evaporated.
  7. Return the chicken and chorizo to the pan.
  8. Gradually add the chicken broth, one cup at a time, stirring frequently and allowing the liquid to be absorbed before adding more.
  9. After about 15 minutes, add the shrimp and peas. Continue cooking until the rice is tender and the shrimp turn pink.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Serve the paella hot with lemon wedges on the side.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

Savor the flavors of Spain with this delicious and aromatic paella recipe. It’s a one-pan wonder that brings a taste of Europe to your dinner table. The combination of tender chicken, smoky chorizo, succulent shrimp, and saffron-infused rice is a true culinary delight. Whether you’re hosting a special dinner or simply craving a taste of Spain, this savory Spanish paella won’t disappoint.

Nutritional Information: (per serving)

Calories: 540

Fat: 14g

Carbohydrates: 65g

Protein: 34g

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