Recipe: Perfect Paella Valenciana

Paella Valenciana.

Paella Valenciana You can cook Paella Valenciana using 18 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Paella Valenciana

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

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