Paella

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Paella de Mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0

Paella de mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0

Paella is a rice dish originally from the Valencian Community. Paella is regarded as one of the community’s identifying symbols. It is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish cuisine.

The dish takes its name from the wide, shallow traditional pan used to cook the dish on an open fire, paella being the word for a frying pan in Valencian/Catalan language. As a dish, it may have ancient roots, but in its modern form, it is traced back to the mid-19th century, in the rural area around the Albufera lagoon adjacent to the city of Valencia, on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

Valencian paella © Joanbanjo/cc-by-sa-4.0 Paella de mariscos © panoramio.com - patano/cc-by-sa-3.0 Paella de mariscos © Niedźwiadek78/cc-by-sa-3.0 Paella de mariscos © Pilecka/cc-by-3.0 Paella de mariscos from The Salted Pig © Peachyeung316/cc-by-sa-4.0 Valencian paella © Joanbanjo/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Paella de mariscos from The Salted Pig © Peachyeung316/cc-by-sa-4.0
Paella valenciana is the traditional paella of the Valencia region, believed to be the original recipe, and consists of round-grain rice, bajoqueta and tavella (varieties of green beans), rabbit, chicken, sometimes duck, and garrofó (a variety of lima or butter bean), cooked in olive oil and chicken broth. The dish is sometimes seasoned with whole rosemary branches. Traditionally, the yellow color comes from saffron, but turmeric and Calendula can be used as substitutes. Artichoke hearts and stems may be used as seasonal ingredients. Most paella cooks use bomba rice, but a cultivar known as senia is also used in the Valencia region.

Paella de marisco (seafood paella) replaces meat with seafood and omits beans and green vegetables, while paella mixta (mixed paella) combines meat from livestock, seafood, vegetables, and sometimes beans, with the traditional rice.

Other popular local variations of paella are cooked throughout the Mediterranean area, the rest of Spain, and internationally.

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