Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a traditional Spanish rice dish with seafood, chicken and sausage. It's a one pot meal, served family style in the pot it's cooked in.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large, deep skilled or oven safe dutch oven (preferably cast iron or cast aluminum).
  2. Saute chicken about 10 minutes until golden, not brown; remove and set aside.
  3. Saute shrimp until just becomes pink; remove and set aside.
  4. Saute onion and bell pepper about 10 minutes until soft.
  5. Add chorizo, garlic, bay leaf, saffron and thyme; stir and cook 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper; stir.
  6. Add rice and cook about 5 minutes.
  7. Add chicken broth, increasing heat to medium high.
  8. Once mixture boils, sprinkle with peas and place in oven, uncovered. Cook 15 minutes until rice is tender and moist.
  9. Push mussels into rice and cook an additional 5 minutes until shells open.
  10. Garnish with olives and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Really delicious. Here are my subs: used drumettes instead of the wings as the kids like to eat those while DH and I pig out on the shrimp and mussels; the mussels I used were frozen; and I only used a healthy pinch of saffron...1 tsp would have made the paella to over-powering for our tastes (I make paella A LOT and always use a good pinch). This was totally authentic and really good.