20 May 2024

Paella is a type of rice dish typical of Spanish cuisine. It is also one of the most well-known dishes in Spain. Seafood such as shrimp, mussels, and squid is used to make paella, which is very popular in Valencia. There are also varieties prepared with chicken and game. Paella is yellow-orange because it is served with saffron rice. So, how to make Spanish-style paella at home? If you have prepared the ingredients on the list, let's roll up your sleeves for the paella recipe and move on to the details.

How Many Calories in 1 Serving of Paella?

A 100-gram portion of paella is approximately 255 calories.

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 45 mins
Servings : 4 People
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  • 2 onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 baby octopuses
  • 1.5 cups short-grain white rice
  • 1 tsp saffron
  • 100 mL of red wine (optional)
  • 3 cups hot chicken broth (or veggie broth)
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 4 prawns (200 grams)
  • 200 g squid
  • 12 mussels in shell (200 grams)
  • 1 cup peas
  • Parsley


  1. First, chop the onions into small pieces.
  2. After crushing the garlic, mince it finely. After peeling the tomatoes, cut them into cubes.
  3. Clean all seafood carefully. Then rinse with plenty of water.
  4. Use paper towels to dry the washed seafood.
  5. Put the chicken or vegetable broth in a pot and cook over low heat.
  6. Heat the olive oil in a wide-based skillet. Add the onion and garlic and roast them.
  7. After washing and draining the rice, add it to the pan and add the chopped tomatoes.
  8. Add the saffron and red wine, and cook over high heat.
  9. Add half of the hot vegetable broth to the rice. Season with salt and pepper, close the lid and let it cook.
  10. Heat the olive oil in a different pan. Add all the seafood and sauté them one by one over high heat.
  11. Put the seafood into the rice pot. Add the remaining vegetable stock and peas, and cook until the water is absorbed.
  12. Serve the seafood paella with finely chopped parsley and mint leaves. Enjoy your meal.
Expert Tips
  • Instead of roasting seafood in olive oil, you can prepare paella by adding it to roasted onions and garlic in simmering water.
  • In addition to seafood, you can add ingredients such as wings, drumsticks, breasts, salami, and sausage.
  • You can enrich paella with your favorite spices.
  • We recommend using baldo rice instead of risotto in paella.
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