Easy 30-Minute Spanish Paella Recipe
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This is the easiest paella recipe you will ever find! This paella is very easy to make, yet tastes so rich and authentic! Simply delicious!
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 8 servings
  • 2 cups short-grain rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • ½ tsp saffron threads
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lb chicken breast or thighs, cut-up
  • 1 lb cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • ½ lb chorizo sausage, crumbled
  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a heavy-bottomed non-stick pot or large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and rice. Stir to coat rice with oil, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Add chicken stock, saffron and bay leaf. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 20 minutes.
  4. While the rice is cooking, heat another 2 tbsp oil in another large frying pan, wok or paella pan. Add onion, bell pepper, chicken and chorizo and stir. Cook, stirring periodically, for 7 minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. Add shrimp to the chicken mixture and cook, stirring periodically, for 3 minutes.
  6. Add chicken mixture to cooked rice and mix until combined.
Recipe by Melanie Cooks at https://www.melaniecooks.com/easy-spanish-paella-recipe-how-to-make-paella-in-30-minutes/9068/