What is Paella, and how do you make it? Here is how!
Paella with shrimp my way!
OH, how I love Paella! It’s the equivalent of the Italian Risotto, but it originates from Spain!
So many ways to enjoy Paella! With seafood, with chicken and sausage, and even make it with just vegetables like spinach and so on!
Just remember to use Arborio rice and some white wine, so your Paella can be perfect!
You can enjoy it with a salad, and it is a complete meal!
You can have it available when you have friends over for a BBQ because it is easy to make, and you will love it!
- Paella means “frying pan” in Valencian, Valencia’s regional language. As a dish, it may have ancient roots, but in its modern form, it is traced back to the mid-19th century, in the rural area around the Albufeira lagoon adjacent to the city of Valencia, on the east coast of Spain.
- Paella is the national dish of Spain, and they make it with pride! Something to remember is how the Spaniards pronounce the word Paella! The double LL becomes Paegia, not Paella!
Here are the ingredients for my mouthwatering Paella!
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup good white wine
1 onion diced
2 cloves of garlic smashed
1 Portabello mushroom diced
1/2 green pepper diced
1/2 red pepper diced
1 good size tomato diced
10 good size shrimp, fresh, with the shell on, not cooked
Salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes
4 cups chicken broth, fish stock, or water
1 tbsp tomato paste
Here is how!
Place your Paella pan on the fire, add the olive oil, and all the cut-up vegetables!
Sauté for about 3 minutes, then add the rice and make sure you cover the rice with the olive oil!
Continue for a few minutes and deglaze with the wine!
Add the tomato paste
Season with, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes!
At this point, Add the liquid of your choice, lower the heat to medium when it starts to boil, furthermore
cook for 25-30 minutes!
6 minutes before it is done, add the shrimp, and continue until the shrimp is done!
Taste your Paella and remove it from the heat, let it rest for a few minutes, and your Paella is ready!