How To Make Paella

This traditional dish has roots in Spain, where it was first created. The rice dish comes in many different varieties and can easily be made in your own kitchen. Whether you prefer the popular seafood paella, Valencian paella with meat, or a combination of the two, will determine what protein ingredients you will want to buy. To make the saffron-flavored dish, sear the shrimp or protein of your choice, and then cook the chopped peppers, garlic and onion. Add uncooked rice to the pan to toast the rice – adding flavor – and then cover with saffron-infused chicken stock. Cook the paella in the oven until it is done. In this video, Chef Fernando provides an online cooking lesson for making Paella, a Spanish classic. For more great cooking demonstration videos, subscribe to the LearnToCookOnline YouTube channel.


2 Each Chicken Breast, skinless, boneless, diced
12 Each Shrimp, cleaned, tail on
2 Oz Red Onion, diced
2 Oz Green Bell Peppers, diced
2 Oz Red Bell Peppers, diced
12 Oz Long grain Rice
1 Tbsp Garlic, chopped
1 Pinch Saffron
26 Oz Chicken Stock, hot
To Taste Salt
To Taste Pepper

1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a pan and sear the chicken until golden brown. Cook the chicken until done.
2. Add the onion, garlic, and peppers to the pan and sauté until tender.
3. Add the rice and sauté until translucent.
4. Add the saffron to the chicken stock and mix well. Stir the stock into the rice and bring to a boil.
5. Cover the pan and cook in an 375°F oven for about 15 minutes.
6. Add the shrimp, cover the pan and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
7. Remove the pan from the oven and serve on a hot plate.

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