I just made this today, and it was EXCELLENT! My husband said it was some of the best paella he's ever had. I made a few mistakes that I will correct next time. I did mine in in an enameled dutch oven on the stove top. I ended up burning it badly to the bottom of the pan, so next time I will use lower heat and cook longer if necessary. I also might add the green beans later on (I added them towards the beginning). I left out the rabbit and chicken, and I used dried Thyme because fresh wasn't available. I also used bouillon with the added herbs. It still turned out great. It must be even better if you follow the directions exactly.
This is not "authentic" Spanish paella. It's just another rice dish that -resembles- paella, but is not. Never have I seen such an aberrancy to mix seafood with chicken or rabbit. Certainly disgusting. Whoever wrote this never went to Valencia and ate a legitimate paella.
FABOULOUS!! This was great even though I modified ALOT, not because I wanted to but because I didnt have all the ingredients...I had to use italian sausage instead of choriza, regular yellow rice by goya, peas instead of green beans, zatarans shrimp boils instead of shrimp, this also added to the spicyness missing from the chorizo, etc....it turned out quite delish!! Thanks for posting
This is the best! I had a wonderful Spanish teacher in high school who made Paella with us. I love it, but never attempted to make it myself. Last week I had a "craving" for it, and decided on this recipe. It tastes just as I remember! The Spanish Saffron is so flavorful. (I usually buy Italian Saffron) Thank you for taking the time to write out the helpful hints throughout the recipe. I enjoyed making and especially eating this dish!
This was great! I made it for my inlaws and it was a big hit. I subsituted peas for the green beans and added scallops. The saffron gies it a really nice flavor & is worth the extra expense.
Did I not review this??? It was GREAT! I used chicken breast (next time I'll use thigh on the bone or drumsticks), prawns and squid. Soooo yum! Exactly the way I remembered having it in Barcelona. Also loved the beans instead of peas!
I ate paella 10 days ago in a restaurant liked it decided to make it at home and chose this recipe except that I didn't use rabbit. I have to say that this recipe is delicious and tastier than the paella I had in the restaurant. awesome recipe thanks !
Came out perfect, and directions were easy to follow! Will definitely make this again!
LOVE this recipe, thank you so much parisucks! =) I had to make a few modifications, but all went well. I didn't have tomato paste, and subbed aroborio (?) rice instead, and added green beans and peas on the top the last few minutes. i used linguica sausage, shrimp, and chicken breast. I also cooked my chicken, shrimp, and linguica ahead of time, and added it at the end.<br/>I've cooked this twice, a little different each time, but we serve it in the pan with hunks of bread and the lemon wedges you suggest and it is such a fun dinner.<br/>I hope you blog recipes on a regular basis, your encouraging and upbeat voice is fun to read while cooking =)!
Best paella recipe ever, a little time consuming but well worth the effort. The tip on not stirring after 5 minutes it the truth. Thanks for sharing this recipe.