How To Make Paella At Home

How To Make Paella

So you are craving paella, but for whatever reason, you can’t go out to eat. But this is like a next level craving and you can’t possibly eat anything else now because you just want paella. It happens, we get it. So we’ve put together a quick tutorial so that you can make our mouthwatering paella at home.

Read through the overview and then watch owner and chef John Simmons walk you through it step by step.

how to make paella at home

The Pan

You’ll need a cast-iron pan because it needs to go in the oven, but if you want perfect paella, try a paella pan. 

The Base

Add oil and chicken (we use thighs) and cook until they get a little brown.

The Veggies and Rice

Add some onion and garlic, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, chopped green onion, artichoke hearts, chorizo and stir it up. Next, add a pinch of paprika, saffron, salt, and pepper- don’t skip this step! Then add the rice- a short-grain Spanish variety is best. The veggies are where you add your flair. If you like peas then add those, if not, add something else. Now mix in chicken stock and a shellfish or fish stock.

The Seafood

Mix in a tomato paste and add in your seafood of choice. We use large shrimp, calamari, clams, and muscles.

Finish It

Lastly, stick the whole pan in the oven for about 30-40 min. The rice should absorb all the liquid and voila, now you know how to make paella at home. You can pair it with your favorite Tempranillo for a perfect night in.

Do you have a paella recipe you love? Share it in the comments. Better yet, post a picture. Sharing is caring. Also, what other recipes would you like to see our post? While it never quite tastes the same when you make it at home, it’s still fun to try, right?