How To Make Authentic Spanish Paella At Home


Welcome to the world of Spanish cuisine! Today, we'll learn how to make the perfect paella at home. Get ready to impress your taste buds and your guests.


First things first, gather all the ingredients. You'll need rice, saffron, chicken, chorizo, shrimp, mussels, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and peas. Don't forget the most important ingredient - love!


Start by heating olive oil in a large pan. Add chopped onions and garlic, and cook until they turn golden brown. This will give your paella a rich flavor.


Next, add diced tomatoes and cook until they become soft. Then, add the chicken and chorizo and cook until they are slightly browned.


Now, it's time to add the rice. Make sure to use short-grain rice, as it will absorb all the flavors and give your paella the perfect texture.


Add saffron to the pan and stir well. This will give your paella its signature yellow color and a unique aroma.


Pour in the chicken broth and let it simmer for a few minutes. Then, add the shrimp and mussels on top of the rice. Don't stir the rice at this point, as it will affect the texture.


Cover the pan and let it cook for about 20 minutes. This will allow the rice to absorb all the flavors and become tender.


After 20 minutes, remove the lid and add the peas on top. Let it cook for another 5 minutes, until the peas are cooked and the rice is fully cooked.


Your authentic Spanish paella is now ready to be served! Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley for an extra touch. Enjoy with a glass of sangria and transport yourself to the streets of Spain. Buen provecho!