This was delicious!!! I ended up putting a little bit of cajun seasoning in, believe it or not. My husband LOVED it! I'll certainly be making it again! It was so easy to make!
Very good; I served this alone for a vegetarian meal. It does make a lot, but served alone I think it wouldn't feed more than 5. It does take a long time to prep. Then when I added the rice, it took more like 35 minutes instead of 20. However, 28 oz of broth was just the right amount for 10 oz rice. I didn't use saffron and needed more flavor so I added Italian seasoning, and salt. This is an okay vegetarian side-dish, but served alone it's pretty boring.
THis makes a ton but so deliscious....I made for PAC and will be making again I am sure.
I took a few liberties with your recipe, hope you don't mind. Wanted one that I could scale down to serve two and not have to use the oven. Made according to your directions, with the exception I added shrimp and diced sausage (Emeril's spicy sausage) to the pot the last 5 minutes. Had bit of a kick to it, but very very very good! Thanks Sarah for sharing! Made for ZWT 5.
I wanted to try a paella, but wanted a more buget-friendly version. This was great! I did use the saffron, vidalia onions, and smoked Spanish paprika. Made for Epicurean Queens ZWT5: Portugal/Spain.
Muy bueno! Served this with Portuguese Filet of Sole. I did not have saffron so subbed in a pinch of tumeric and I also put in some chorizo cut very small as I was unsure if we would like it. The three of us ate the whole thing plus all of the fish, I guess we are big eaters. Made for Chow Hounds during ZWT5. Thanks Sarah_Jayne for posting.
I have always wanted to try Paella but I didn't like all the traditional ingredients. I found this recipe & could not have been happier. My family loved the flavor, the texture & how healthy it was. I made as directed except I only had one 14 oz can of veggie broth so I used that and one 14 oz can of chicken broth. The saffron threads add such great color to the rice (I used jasmine rice, as it's what I had on hand) and even without a meat or seafood we felt it was hearty & flavorful. Super quick & easy to make too. We'll be making this again in the future. Thanks, Sarah_Jayne! Made for ZWT-5's Storybook Meal Challenge as a metaphor for the children's book, The Story of Ferdinand. Team Ali Baba Babes. :)