Paella Recipes

Saffron-seasoned rice cooked with chicken, chorizo, and seafood is one of the reasons why paella is one of the quintessential dishes from Spain.

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Easy Paella

Rating: 4.5 stars 618
Paella is a classic Spanish dish of rice, sausage, chicken, and seafood.

Paella I

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
A very traditional paella, garnished with chorizo, chicken, peas, squid, mussels, and shrimp. Chorizo is a sausage spiced with garlic and chili powder; remove casing before cooking. A paella pan is recommended.
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Authentic Paella

Rating: 4.5 stars 26
My grandmother emigrated from Valladolid, Spain. This is her AUTHENTIC Paella (Spanish rice)!

Spanish Rice and Shrimp

Rating: 4 stars 2
I created this recipe to replicate paella for a crowd. I love paella, but it's expensive and not everyone likes the mussels and sausage in it. Serve this dish with a good Spanish wine and some bread and oil and it will be a sure crowd-pleaser!

Maria's Paella

Rating: 4.5 stars 62
This is the paella all your family and friends will beg you to make again. It has the true flavor of Spain and has been made by my family in Catalonia, Spain for many generations. Enjoy!

Brown Rice, Chicken, and Chorizo Paella

Rating: 4 stars 2
My husband is a Spaniard, so I started looking into paella. It took me 4 times to get this right. It has become his favorite dish and expects me to make this every week. I have tweaked this recipe to our taste, so the red pepper, capers, and black olives are simply a preference for us. The vinegar is a Spanish thing, so I always add it. You can leave a little broth in the paella, or cook until the broth is fully absorbed. It is simply a preference.

Mexican Paella with Cauliflower Rice

Rating: 5 stars 26
A deliciously tempting, grain-free paella made Mexican style with flavorful chorizo. This recipe has a wonderful earthy background flavor and a deep color. It makes a beautiful presentation for dinner.
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Pressure Cooker Paella with Chicken Thighs and Smoked Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 5
This is a no-seafood paella, flavored completely with chicken and smoked sausage. The recipe uses chicken thighs, which can be browned (as dictated by the recipe) to draw out the deliciousness from the skin, or cooked within the paella mixture for a lighter flavor. Either way, a super delicious dish made quickly in a pressure cooker.

Vegan Paella

Rating: 4.5 stars 58
This is a twist on a Spanish-favorite. Use seitan, tofu, or tempeh to add a protein element. I substituted turmeric for the traditional saffron to cut costs.

Chicken and Chorizo Paella on the Grill

Use an 8-person paella pan on the grill.

Cascadia Fideua

Rating: 4 stars 6
(Aka Spanish Spaghetti or Noodle Paella) Pronounced 'Feed-wa'. I heard of this variation of paella that used noodles instead of rice. I am a big fan of paella and wanted to try it, but couldn't find a recipe. This is my version of fideua. It turned out awesome and a lot faster to cook than paella. I made mine in a 10" cast iron skillet, and made enough to feed about 4 peeps.

Inspiration and Ideas

Paella I
Rating: Unrated 192
"Delicioso! This paella achieves excellent results without requiring a full day in the kitchen." – Jeannette
Quick and Easy Paella
Rating: Unrated 151
Watch Chef John make a quick-and-easy paella with shrimp and sausage.
Chicken and Quinoa Paella

Traditional paella is made with rice. This recipe replaces the rice with quinoa, which is very good at absorbing the flavor of whatever it cooks in. This recipe simplifies cooking paella by foregoing the paella pan and using a common baking pan, the perfect size for parties and potlucks. Garnish with lemon wedges.