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Classic Spanish Alfonso XIII Paella

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Paella sounds hard doesn't it? Not so! Watch Erica make a simple one dish paella full of fresh veggies, rice, chicken and wild shrimp. This dish is named after the best Metro stop in Madrid.
  Shrimp 3⁄4 Pound
  Rotisserie chicken 1 Cup (16 tbs), shredded
  Olive oil 1 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 8 Tablespoon (1/2 cup)
  Eggplant 8 Tablespoon (1/2 cup)
  Onion 8 Tablespoon (1/2 cup)
  Sea salt 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  White rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Broth 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Saffron 1 Teaspoon
  Artichoke 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chickpea 8 Tablespoon (1/2 cup)
  Parsley 1 Teaspoon
  Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1⁄2 Teaspoon

1. Heat a pan over medium and add some olive oil.
2. Spread the oil and let it boil to smoking point.
3. Add red pepper, egg plant and onion into the oil.
4. Stir-fry the vegetables for about 5 minutes. Add more olive oil if required.
5. Sprinkle some sea salt generously over it.
6. Sprinkle a teaspoon of paprika over it.
7. Add a cup of white rice over it. Stir well to mix with vegetables.
8. Pour 3 cups of broth over it. Stir well.
9. Add few strands of saffron into it.
10. Add the shrimps into it.
11. Add the chicken and mix well.
12. Simmer for 15 minutes.
13. Add frozen artichoke hearts and mix well.
14. Cover with a lid and cook over simmering heat for 15 minutes.
15. Add the chickpeas over it and cook until bubbling.
16. Add few tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley.
17. Sprinkle some kosher salt and oregano over it.
18. Sprinkle some paprika and olive oil over it. Stir well to mix.
19. Cover and cook again for 5 minutes.

20. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Experience the flavors of Spain in one dish! Try this traditional Paella recipe prepared with chicken, vegetable and shrimp combined with rice in broth with a mix of saffron. You can make this healthy dish at home for dinner and it is worth a shot. This classic dish is very popular globally, so there is no reason why you should not try this recipe right away.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 945 Calories from Fat 376

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 41 g63.4%

Saturated Fat 11.1 g55.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 294.6 mg98.2%

Sodium 2083.9 mg86.8%

Total Carbohydrates 72 g23.8%

Dietary Fiber 13.9 g55.8%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 69 g137.7%

Vitamin A 44.7% Vitamin C 89.3%

Calcium 14.7% Iron 47.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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