With 10 minutes prep time, you get a flavorful complete meal in one pot. This easy paella is a quick weekday meal with everyday ingredients.
Spaniards will probably turn their noses at this dish. Authentic paella with plenty of seafood in our homemade seafood broth. I only do it on special occasions. I especially like making a huge skillet on the outside grill because it’s a great way to serve a meal to a lot of people…and it’s something different than a regular steak on the grill :).
Weekday paella. That said, it’s easier and faster to make than the “real thing,” and I sneaked some spinach in for a complete one-pot meal. All other ingredients and seasonings assume the use of chorizo. So if you don’t use them, you’ll have to adjust the amount of other flavors (this is clearly stated in the notes). However, I highly recommend using chorizo. You can get it in any supermarket these days. Of course, the better the quality, the better this dish will taste. A good chorizo has a very strong flavor, and when fried it releases flavor oils that add flavor to all other cooked ingredients and form the flavor base for the entire dish. Make a simple paella from Short grain rice with low starch content and high absorption rate
Another major advantage of this easy paella dish is that it’s great to eat the next day – unlike risotto, which is pretty awful (unless you turn it into arancini balls, which I’ll share soon!). Taken directly from the stove. The photo above was taken the next day. Fresh parsley, a light sprinkle of paprika and a drizzle of olive oil tossed it in for a refreshing treat.
Thank you for trying.