Spiced Paella

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Jan. 10, 2012


Olive oil/Corn oil 5 Tablespoon
Onions 2
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Long grain rice 1 Pound
Chicken stock/Chicken bouillon cube and water 1 1/2 Pint
Saffron 1 1/4 Pinch (a large pinch)
Butter 1 1/2 Ounce
Tomatoes 3
Mace 1 Pinch
Chopped parsley 1 Tablespoon
Chopped thyme 1 Tablespoon
Peas/Green beans 2 Ounce
Unshelled prawns/12 mussels / 6 clams 6 Ounce



1) Slice the onions, crush the garlic, peel and chop the tomatoes.


2) In a large frying pan, heat oil and when hot cook chicken pieces for 12-15 minutes until golden brown all over.

3) Take out chicken from pan and keep warm.

4) Add onions and garlic to pan, and cook for 5-6 minutes, until golden brown.

5) Stir in rice and fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.

6) Add stock, saffron soaked in 2 tablespoons of hot stock, butter, and tomatoes.

7) Bring to the boil; then add chicken pieces.

8) Add seasoning, herbs, peas (or beans) and simmer for 10 minutes.

9) Add prawns, mussels or clams to pan and heat in oven for 15 minutes; by this time the shells of the mussels and clams should have opened.


10) Serve the paella very hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 60 Minutes
Ready In: 60 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3232Calories from Fat 1088

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 123 g189.2%

Saturated Fat 36 g180%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1602 mg66.75%

Total Carbohydrates 442 g147.3%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 36 g

Protein 86 g172%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet