Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Spanish Rice

Over the weekend I went out to have dinner with my parents at a very well known paella restaurant. I have not had one in a long time and thoroughly enjoyed rediscovering how much I like this dish.

This dish very characteristic of Spanish cuisine is the pride and joy of the city of Valencia. located on the east coast of Spain. The Paella Valenciana {the one originated in Valencia} is made with white rice, vegetables and a type of meat either chicken, rabbit or duck.

Paellas are made in a especial pan called paellera which is a shallow round pan made with stainless steel and two handles. The secret to get paellas done right is the pick the right ingredients like the rice {a short grain rice similar to the one used in risotto} and saffron to give it that special taste.

If you are having a big party at home, find a great place near you that makes paellas, they are the best dish to have at a party because they are conversation starters, taste great, and there will be plenty for all your guests.

Have a tasty day!


  1. Yum, I live paella too and I haven't had one in a long time!!
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  2. I've always seen this dish, but never tried it. Will definitely have to give it a go. Looks so good.

  3. Yummy- now I am craving paella!

    always, koru kate

  4. i had paella EVERY day in Barcelona last fall..soooo good!

  5. I love Paella! These photos are making my mouth water. I must get some Paella!

  6. One of my mom's specialties is paella, and when she and my brother were visiting a few weeks ago, I made her recipe–it was the perfect way to bring us all back to our childhood kitchen!

  7. Paella is so flavorful and delicious, but i prefer it vegan or just with seafood. I would love to try to make it myself

  8. Delicious!!
    Have a wonderful week:)