Paella, Spains famous traditional dish

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Paella the traditional Spanish dish

x-tinymce/html The famous dish is prepared in different types which is liked among Spaniards.

Most of the Spaniards consider Paella as a national dish. While looking in the history we see that the origin of this dish comes near to Albufera lagoon. This place is on the east coast of Spain which is close to city Valencia. Therefore, Valencian consider it as a valencian dish. The dish is a mixture of two cultures, Spain and the Arab. The Arab brought rice to Spain. This goes back to the Moorish time. The term Paella actually refers to the pan where it is cooked in.

Types of Paella

There are various types and many restaurants have their own recipes. The recipes may change depending where in Spain you are. Key ingredients are red and green peppers, tomatoes and of course, saffron.

  1. Paella Valenciana – The original was born in Valencia. Besides rice, this includes chicken and pork.

Dish made of chicken and pork

2. Paella Mixta – This one is a mixture of the original Valenciana and the seafood one. It contains both meat, chicken and seafood.