National Spanish Paella Day – March 27

National Spanish Paella Day

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Facts on Paella

  • Paella is currently an internationally known rice dish from Spain. The story was that it was made with the left overs from Royal banquets.
  • Paella may have a variety of proteins like chicken, pork, shellfish, fish, eel, squid, and sausage.
  • Paella has a variety of vegetables like beans, peas, artichokes, and peppers.
  • Saffron is the spice used that turns the rice a wonderful golden color and is an essential part of the dish.
  • A traditional paella pan is a necessity as it flat round surface distributes heat evenly. It is best prepared over an open fire, charcoal BBQ or gas paella burner.