A Paella Recipe So Good It Will Taste Just Like Your Mama’s
Photography by Charissa Fay

Paella is a traditional Spanish dish from Valencia that you may have tried at a restaurant, or from the comfort of your mother’s kitchen. The eclectic rice dish is popular in Southern households, cooked with meat, fish, seafood, and vegetables and is characterized by its use of classic Zatarain’s® Jambalaya Rice Mix to give it a unique flavor. It’s easy to make and is surprisingly a complete meal packed with flavor. Have 30 minutes? Here’s a step-by-step recipe guide to creating the perfect Paella dish. But first, here are the essential items you’ll need to get started:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 ounces fresh chorizo, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 package Zatarain’s® Jambalaya Rice Mix
  • 1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup frozen peas