Spanish Paella

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 200 g chorizo ​​sausage
  • 1 onion
  • 400 gr chicken thighs (diced)
  • 200 gr large shrimps
  • 20 clams or cockles
  • 300 gr paella rice (or risotto rice)
  • 200 gr peas (frozen)
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 red pepper
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • 2 to 3 threads of saffron
  • ½ tin of diced tomatoes
  • 1 liter chicken stock (from stock cubes)
  • 1 lemon
  • Fresh parsley


  1. Cut the chorizo ​​into pieces and fry it (without oil) in a large paella or wok pan. As soon as the chorizo ​​has become slightly crispy, remove the pieces from the pan and let them drain. Leave the fat in the pan.
  2. Then add the cubes of chicken to the pan and fry until the cubes of chicken are baked all around (it does not have to be cooked yet). Now add the raw shrimps and let them fry with the chicken. Chop the onion and cut the bell pepper into cubes. Add the onion, bell pepper and red pepper and fry for a while.
  3. Now add the rice and mix well. Add the saffron to the stock.
  4. Add the tomato cubes and paprika and add 2 tablespoons of stock with saffron and let it be absorbed by the rice while stirring. Repeat this until the rice is approximately cooked, this will take about 18 minutes.
  5. Halfway through, add the peas, fried chorizo ​​and clams and let them cook in the paella. Put a lid on the pan.
  6. Add some salt and pepper if necessary. Before serving, sprinkle the paella with some lemon and garnish the paella with lemon wedges and parsley.

Enjoy your paella with saffron!