Traditional Paella

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 495.0
  • Total Fat: 22.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 176.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,629.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 43.9 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    4 tablespoons olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    4 ounces chorize sausage, cut into pieces
    2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes
    1 (12 ounce) package uncooked Arborio rice
    5 cups chicken broth
    1/2 cup white wine
    1 sprig fresh thyme
    1 pinch saffron
    salt to taste
    ground black pepper to taste
    2 squid, cleaned and cut into 1 inch pieces
    2 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
    1/2 cup frozen green peas
    12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
    1 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded
    1/4 cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley (or 1/8 c dried)
    8 slices lemon, for garnish


Heat olive oil in paella pan over medium heat. Add in onion, garlic and pepper; cook and stir for a few minutes. Add chorizo sausage, diced chicken, and rice; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 3 1/2 cups stock, wine, thyme leaves, and saffron. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, and simmer for 15 minutes; stir occasionally.

Taste the rice, and check to see if it is cooked. If the rice is uncooked, stir in 1/2 cup more stock. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally. Stir in additional stock if necessary, up to 2 cups additional stock, 5 cups total. Cook until rice is done.

Stir in squid, tomatoes, and peas. Cook for 2 minutes. Arrange prawns and mussels on top. Cover with foil, and leave for 3 to 5 minutes.

Remove the foil, and scatter parsley over the food. Serve in paella pan, garnished with lemon wedges.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KYAHSMUM.

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