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How to make Paella Valenciana

como hacer una paella
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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: lunch/dinner
Cuisine: spanish
Nombre: Paella Valenciana
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cups Rice
  • 4 cups Fish broth
  • 500 grams Squid
  • 500 grams Prawns fresc
  • 1/2 handful Clam
  • 1/2 handful Mussels
  • 1 Onion medium
  • 1 Tomato medium
  • 1/2 Red paprika in julienne
  • 1 clove Garlic choppen in small piece
  • 1/2 cup Green beans
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 250 grams Octopus choppen in medium piece
  • 250 grams Chicken thighs small
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Saffron
  • Pepper


  • Clean and chop the fish, shells and shellfish
  • In a paella pan, sauté the onion, garlic, pepper and tomato in small squares with olive oil.
  • Place the shells of the sea. Cook for a few minutes (a broth will begin to form).
  • Place the 2 cups of rice and stir to mix with the other ingredients. Add 4 cups fish stock. Add one teaspoon of saffron, 2 teaspoons of salt, pepper and chicken thighs.
  • Even with liquid in the paella pan, add to the paella fresh peas, prawns, squid, octopus
  • Cook until the liquid is almost dry. At this time you can put some strips of pepper to decorate and some prawns with their shell.
  • Lower the heat and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Cook for 15 minutes and taste the grain. If ready, remove from heat and serve your seafood paella with a dash of olive oil on top to give it even more flavor.