Paella Recipe

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Paella Recipe

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This quick and easy paella recipe is perfect for any occasion. You can serve it as a lunch, dinner, or as a good way to impress your friends and family. My wife calls this paella recipe a rotation of stock recipe. I call it the perfect combination of surf and turf recipe because paella is a Spanish cuisine, dish of saffron-flavoured rice cooked with meats, seafood, and vegetables.

Everybody in my family loves this paella recipe. My mother-in-law is allergic to certain seafood, but my father-in-law loves this paella dish and we usually compensate by preparing two different versions of this paella recipe, one with the seafood, and another, where we replace the shrimps with chicken strips.

The different variations make this paella recipe super versatile. You can try different combinations of different rice, replace the shrimps with prawns, use andouille sausage instead of chorizo sausage. The possibilities are endless.

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Recipe Info


Serves: 8


Calories: 312
Carbs: 45g
Fat: 6g
Protein: 14g

Cooking Times

10 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
30 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes
40 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 40 Minutes




  1. Place the shrimp in a bowl with a lid, add ¼ teaspoon of the paprika, ¼ teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Shake well to combine, then place in the refrigerator
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chorizo sausage and fry until slightly browned. Remove and set aside
  3. In the same frying pan, add the onions, garlic, remaining paprika, and thyme. Stir and fry until fragrant. Add the can of Mexican flavored tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the rice, saffron, remaining salt, and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and increase the heat to a slow boil. Share the pan to level and even out the rice mixture and simmer for 10 minutes, tossing frequently
  4. Stir in the peas and shrimps and cook for 5 minutes
  5. Arrange the sausage on the top of the mixture, cover and cook for 2 minutes
  6. Remove the paellas from the pa. Garnish with the parsley on top and lemon wedges on the side. Serve and enjoy
  7. Eds Note: You can also add half-shell mussels to the end of the cooking, at the same time when adding back the shrimps.

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Suzanne Summers
As a food editor, I know how hard it is to put a recipe together and publish it. This is a well-documented and illustrated paella recipe. I cannot imagine how much work has gone into it. Please may I use this paella recipe in an upcoming publication? I would really appreciate it if I can get into contact with the recipe author in some way. Cheers and eagerly awaiting your response. 🍸🙏 5.00
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Hi Suzanne. Thanks for your comment. We have shared the recipe Authors' details, images, copyright notices, and all other information you may need to publish this paella recipe. Looking forward to seeing this recipe listed in your magazine.

Heather Frankle
Super easy paella recipe. It will have you eating in no time. Thanks. 5.00

Sally Holloway
Thanks for publishing the paella recipe. I have tried out so many others that I lost count and now finally found a recipe that I can bookmark and use in the future. Again and again. You made my day. 5.00

Sean Leroy
Fantastic paella recipe. Ten out of ten for this amazing recipe. Thanks. 5.00

Monica Selinski
My family fell in love with this easy paella recipe. I love the addition of Mexican-style tomatoes. Lovely recipe overall. 5.00

Mark Spencer
This is in my opinion the best paella recipe I have tried. Quick, easy and the instructions are clear and simple to follow. 5.00

Jonathan Rothman
Finally, a paella recipe that makes sense. It took me a while to find a good paella recipe and right here I found it. 5.00

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