Family Paella

Family Paella

Paella is a common dish in Spanish cuisine, often including seafood or meat. Paella is regularly regarded as the national dish of Spain, but most Spaniards consider it a regional dish hailing from Valencia. This version, filled with tender chicken and fragrant saffron, is perfect as a family meal.

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To Serve

  • Spanish round rice
    300 grams
  • Olive oil
    75 ml
  • Hot vegetable broth
    700 ml
  • Tomatoes deseeded and diced
  • Green peas
    60 grams
  • Chicken
    400 grams
  • Artichoke, hearts, tough outer leaves removed and quartered
  • Lima beans (must be tender after a full night soaking)
    200 grams
  • Green beans
    200 grams
  • Saffron
    1 pinch
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Sweet paprika (to taste)
  • Large saucepan
  • Paella pan or large non-stick frying pan



Heat the olive oil in a paella pan and sauté the chicken until golden, aprox 10’, pour the lima beans, and the tomatoes and sauté another 3’, add the paprika and the saffron and sauté them altogether another 2’.


In the meanwhile, heat the broth in a separate saucepan until simmering.


Pour the rice into the paella pan and sauté 1 minute spreading the rice. Add the simmering vegetable broth and cook strong 5 minutes,


Stir in the peas and the artichokes and then reduce to medium another 12 minutes until almost tender and almost all the liquid has been absorbed.


Leave the rice stand 5 minutes before eating.

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