Try these great easy Paella Recipes and learn to make Spain's most famous dish! This dish originated in the Southeastern region of Valencia and has become one of Spain's most celebrated culinary symbols.
This is a dramatic and special dish as it is typically cooked in a large flat pan called a paellera. When ordering in a restaurant, the waiter proudly brings the entire paellera out to present to your table for approval prior to serving.
The dish originated in Moorish times, but the Valencianos made it their own. The are two or three primary recipes, but like pizza, you can be creative with this dish and add lots of different recipe combinations.
If you don't have a paellera at home, don't worry, you can still make this dish with a large shallow skillet or other large pan. You may not be able to make as much, but you can still create your own at home.
There are lots of recipes out there. I will offer three of the most common below, but feel free to experiment a little. It takes about an hour or so to make, but it is a real treat and worth your time!
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