Paella is a famous rice dish of Spain. In Spain, they use just any kind of seafood ingredient that goes well with rice, I am doing the same here means, I am making seafood paella. But many versions of paella recipe is available in Spain so if anyone doesn’t like seafood one they have the option of vegetarian or Fish paella. The main ingredient off paella is saffron which gives this wonderful Flavour and lovely golden colour to the rice. I hope all the seafood lover will; fall in love with my seafood paella recipe.


Paella Recipe from Spain

Paella Recipe from Spain

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spain
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Author Easylife for everyone


  • 1 cup Arborio risotto or Basmati rice if Spanish bomba rice is not available
  • 500 grams Chicken with bone
  • 1 Large Red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 Large Red bell pepper deseeded and sliced
  • 1 Big Spanish onion chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh green peas
  • 5 Big Shrimp
  • 1 Big Calamari rings
  • 2 Big Crab
  • 5 Big Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Cup Tomato puree
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley chopped
  • 2 pinch Saffron with hot water mix
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet Paprika powder
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Pinch Suger
  • 5 Cup Hot Chicken stock
  • 1/2 Cup White wine


  1. Place an iron skillet on gas flame…

    Make the pan hot

    Put olive oil on it and heat the oil

    Add the Chicken pieces first and sauté well on high flame for 2 minutes to sear the juices of all the chicken pieces.

    After sauté take out all the chicken pieces and keep them in a separate bowl.

    Now add chopped Spanish onion, chopped Red bell pepper, crushed Garlic cloves into the pan and fry all the ingredients for 2 mins.

    Then add the sweet Paprika powder to it and mix all the ingredients very well and fry for 2 sec.

    Then add Tomato puree and fry well until the raw smell of tomato goes.

    Now add washed rice and 3cup chicken stock, 1/2 cup white wine into the pan and mix all the things very well.

    Now add Fresh green peas, Calamari rings, Shrimp, Crab, salt and sugar in the same iron skillet

    Mix all the ingredients with rice very well and now cover the iron skillet with a lid for 10 mins.

    In this stage, the gas flame should be very low.

    After 10 mins if the rice looks slightly translucent add rest of the chicken stock and the saffron with hot water mix to it.

    Mix all the things well, now place all the deseeded and sliced Red bell pepper in the top of the rice and then cover the pan for another 10 mins or until the rice cooked properly. (In between 10 mins uncovered the iron skillet or pan and check rice is cooked or not if it cooked properly turn off the gas flame before 10 mins)

    After 10 mins uncover the iron skillet or pan and garnish this wonderful rice dish with chopped Parsley and serve hot and enjoy this aromatic seafood rice dish with friends and family


Always prepared all the ingredients of paella before cooking.


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