Paella I


A very traditional paella, garnished with chorizo, chicken, peas, squid, mussels, and shrimp. Chorizo is a sausage spiced with garlic and chili powder; remove casing before cooking. A paella pan is recommended.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
6 servings


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 ounces Spanish chorizo (cured spiced pork sausage), casing discarded and sausage cut into 1/4-inch dice

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 inch cubes

  • 1 (12 ounce) package uncooked Arborio rice

  • 5 cups chicken broth

  • ½ 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

  • ½ cup frozen green peas

  • 12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 pound mussels, cleaned and debearded

  • ¼ cup chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

  • 8 slices lemon, for garnish


  1. Heat olive oil in paella pan over medium heat. Add 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.

  2. 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: use up to 2 cups additional stock, 5 cups total. Cook until rice is done.

  3. 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.

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

524 Calories
18g Fat
57g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 524
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 1162mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 57mg 283%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 7mg 36%
Potassium 575mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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