Recipe: Perfect Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana.

You can have Paella Valenciana using 18 easy ingredients and 10 easy steps. Follow these simple steps to cook it.

Ingredients of Paella Valenciana

  1. It’s 1 of big onion, peeled and chopped.
  2. Prepare 1 of small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped.
  3. Prepare 1 of small yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped.
  4. It’s 2 cloves of garlic chopped.
  5. You need 1/2 kg of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces.
  6. It’s 1 cup of Spanish chorizo chopped.
  7. It’s 1 cup of smoked pork ribs cut into bite-size pieces.
  8. Prepare 4-5 of cherry tomatoes.
  9. Prepare 1/2 teaspoon of saffron threads or 1 pack of paella spice mix (i like to use Carmencita).
  10. It’s 1/3 cup of olive oil.
  11. You need 3 cups of short-grain Spanish rice or other short-grain rice.
  12. It’s 1 of small octopus, previosly cooked.
  13. It’s 1 cup of cleaned squid.
  14. You need 3 cups of shrimp, peeled and deveined.
  15. You need 8 of jumbo shrimps.
  16. Prepare 1 cup of pea pods.
  17. You need of Salt and black pepper.
  18. Prepare 4-5 cups of hot water.

Paella Valenciana instructions

  1. Prepare all the ingredients.
  2. In a medium-size paella pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil..
  3. Add the chorizo and fry for about 5 minutes. Add the pork ribs and cook for another 5 minutes. Add also the chicken to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 5 to 6 minutes;.
  4. Add the onion and sauté until just start to tenderize, 3 to 4 minutes;.
  5. Add the peppers and garlic, and sauté for more 3 to 4 minutes;.
  6. Add the rice and toast, stirring frequently, until it just becomes translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the saffron or the paella seasoning;.
  7. Add enough of hot water to the pan to just cover the rice, and bring the liquid to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes;.
  8. Arrange the seafood (octopus, squid, peeled shrimp) and cook for another 8 minutes. Put more hot water if needed;.
  9. Add the jumbo shrimp, cherry tomatoes and peas over the rice, cover with aluminum foil, and continue simmering until the seafood is cooked, for about 6 to 8 minutes..
  10. Remove the cooked paella from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle some olive oil on top..