Spiced Paella Recipe


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time1 Hr 0 Min
Ready In1 Hr 15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Olive oil/Corn oil5 Tablespoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Long grain rice1 Pound
 Chicken stock/Chicken bouillon cube and water1 1⁄2 Pint
 Saffron1 1⁄4 Pinch (a large pinch)
 Butter1 1⁄2 Ounce
 Mace1 Pinch
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon
 Chopped thyme1 Tablespoon
 Peas/Green beans2 Ounce
 Unshelled prawns/12 mussels / 6 clams6 Ounce

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3232 Calories from Fat 1088

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 123 g189.8%

Saturated Fat 36.1 g180.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 392 mg

Sodium 1602.8 mg66.8%

Total Carbohydrates 442 g147.4%

Dietary Fiber 14.9 g59.8%

Sugars 36.2 g

Protein 86 g171.5%

Vitamin A 131.7% Vitamin C 231.9%

Calcium 29% Iron 66%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) Slice the onions, crush the garlic, peel and chop the tomatoes.

2) In a large frying pan, heat oil and when hot cook chicken pieces for 12-15 minutes until golden brown all over.
3) Take out chicken from pan and keep warm.
4) Add onions and garlic to pan, and cook for 5-6 minutes, until golden brown.
5) Stir in rice and fry for 1 minute, stirring constantly to prevent sticking.
6) Add stock, saffron soaked in 2 tablespoons of hot stock, butter, and tomatoes.
7) Bring to the boil; then add chicken pieces.
8) Add seasoning, herbs, peas (or beans) and simmer for 10 minutes.
9) Add prawns, mussels or clams to pan and heat in oven for 15 minutes; by this time the shells of the mussels and clams should have opened.

10) Serve the paella very hot.