What Are The Main Ingredients In Paella

If you wonder what are the main ingredients in paella, you landed in the right place. Furthermore, if you’d like to know what ingredients are in paella, the real Spanish paella, you are lucky today.

what ingredients are in a paella
what ingredients are in a paella?

Paella types are endless, but in Spain, we have only a few numbers of pure paella recipes and every type has its own main list of ingredients. However, there is something always repeated:

  • Rice
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Water
Ingredients to make paella

Here you will find them, but you also will find links to delicious paella recipes.

All the following ingredient lists sounds to heavenly music to my ears taste

Paella Valenciana Main Ingredients

Authentic Paella Valenciana is the most strict one with the ingredient list, as it is ruled by a Denomination Of Origin. So, the mother of paellas is basically based in:

  • Bomba rice
  • Meat: Chicken and rabbit
  • Vegetables: tomato, runner beans, butter beans, artichoke
  • Saffron
  • Snails
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Rosemary
Ingredients in a paella

Seafood Paella Main Ingredients

Ingredients of paella seafood can vary, as they are not as strict as Paella Valenciana. Here you have the list of one of the most paella successful paella when it comes to non-Spaniards:

  • Paella Rice (learn paella rice types)
  • Prawns or shrimps
  • Mussels and clamps
  • Cuttlefish or squit
  • Tomato
  • Fresh parsley, onion, garlic, peas
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
what are the ingredients in paella

Meat Paella Main Ingredients

This paella ingredients’ list is a bit wider than the previous one, as it admits many variations. However, the main list could be as follows.

  • Paella Rice
  • Meat: Chicken and/or pork and/or rabbit
  • Vegetables: tomato, runner beans, butter beans, red bell pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
ingredients for paella rice

Mixed Paella Main Ingredients

The best mixed paella recipe contains the best of seafood and meat paella, altogether. Besides, this paella type is one of the most ordered ones in Spain for tourists.

  • Paella rice or bomba rice
  • Chicken thigs
  • Prawns or shrimps
  • Mussels
  • Tomato, onion, garlic
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Lemon wedges, for garnishing

Chicken Paella Main Ingredients

Chicken paella is easy, so the web is full of easy chicken paella recipes. Maybe that’s why this dish is so popular all over the world. Here you are the main ingredients.

  • Paella rice
  • Chicken thigs (preferably not breast)
  • Garlic, red bell pepper, peas, onion, parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Smoked paprika
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for garnishing

Chorizo Paella Main Ingredients

The controversial chorizo paella is mostly made out of Spain, usually accompanied by chicken. I said controversial because although it can be very tasty, it is not well accepted by Spaniards.

  • Paella rice
  • Chicken thigs (preferably not breast)
  • Garlic, red bell pepper, peas, onion, parsley
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Spanish chorizo

Vegan Paella Main Ingredients

Vegan Spanish paella admits a wide list of ingredients, being delicious for every diner, either they are carnivorous, vegetarians or vegans.

  • Paella rice
  • Garlic
  • Red bell pepper
  • Peas
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Parsley
  • Saffron
  • Butter beans
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
Butter beans for paella

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