Recipe by Chef John
"Consider this a gateway paella and the first step to a serious, lifelong addiction. When I first do a version of a classic dish like paella, I try to use a minimum number of ingredients and steps to focus on technique. After learning the method, you'll ideally use a wider variety of ingredients, like clams, mussels, squid, and chicken, which will make your rice that much more interesting. Garnish with extra virgin olive oil, freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley, and lemon wedges."
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jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined, shells reserved
saffron threads, or more to taste
2 1/4 cups
chorizo sausage, sliced into thin rounds
yellow onion, diced
1 1/3 cups
red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
cayenne pepper, or more to taste
salt to taste
Very tasty. Definitely will make this again !
My whole family loved it! I did use Pepperoni instead of the recipe sausage. I also used 2 lbs of medium shrimp instead of Jumbo shrimp.
I used my regular "Jasmine" white rice and used their required amount of liquid. I think it took a little longer than your time required to soften after baking.
The only reason for the changes was I didn't have all of the ingredients. Ti came out excellent & I will surely make it again
Not too quick, not too easy, but well worth it !
This base paella recipe was fantastic. The use of shrimp stock from the skins I think was the most important thing and a technique I'm happy to add to repertoire. I didn't bother with the saffron and ended up using long grain rice which resulted in a different cooking time. I also used andouille sausage which I think was perfect. I will be adding this recipe to my list of dinner meals and will likely add mussels, clams, and squid in the future.
My boyfriend used to dislike it when I made paella (from a box), it was always laking in flavor and either too dry or soggy. Today I tried this one: really easy, just pop it in the oven, and out comes delicious paella! Everyone loved it. Also the instructions video is really funny!
very yummy and easy I added some chicken
Excellent recipe. Please note that the instructions for what to do with the paprika aren't among the directions. I guessed. REALLY tasty and the timing on the rice was excellent, which is a problem in many other recipes I've tried. Highly recommended with a white Rioja!
Probably my favorite recipe. Cooked it for a friend, who liked it as well!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Quick and Easy Paella
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 476
** Calories from Fat: 174
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