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Homemade Paella Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 486
Spanish food? Yes please! This super delicious and popular dish is a classic in Spain and tastes heavenly. This easy Paella recipe has a blend of rice, vegetables, seafood, meat, and spices that is packed full of bold flavor.



  • 6 tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • 1 tbsp hot Hungarian paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 bunch Italian parsley (chopped and divided in half)
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage (remove casing and break up into crumbles)
  • 1 1/4 lb raw shrimp (peeled & deveined)


  • In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, Hot Hungarian paprika, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir in the shrimp and coat evenly, then cover and refrigerate.
  • In the meantime, heat another 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute the onion for about 5 minutes or until almost translucent. Stir in the bell pepper and sausage and cook for another 5 minutes. Once cooked, place into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Take the shrimp from the refrigerator and cook in the same skillet on medium heat, about 3 minutes per side or until both sides are pink. Place the shrimp in the same bowl with the chorizo and bell pepper mix and set aside.
  • Next, toast the rice. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice. Stir to the coat the rice with the olive oil evenly for about 3 minutes. Then, add in the saffron threads, bay leaf, Half the parsley, chicken stock and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat to a medium low to simmer. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning of the rice. When the rice is cooked, top with the chorizo and shrimp mixture and sprinkle remaining parsley. Serve immediately.
Calories: 486kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish


Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 222mg | Sodium: 1565mg | Potassium: 362mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1395IU | Vitamin C: 53mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 4mg