How To Make Paella Valencia

Paella Valencia is a famous Spanish dish, the signature dish of my husband’s family. Every family gathering they make a huge paella which combines rice, seafood, chicken, rabbit and vegetables. It’s not just a meal but an event. Really. The last paella of summer, I took pictures to make this gallery of how to make a Paella Valencia.

Aside: you might be interested in some tapas while you are making the paella – check out my how-to Spanish appetizers

So back the paella. Yes, my husband’s family is actually from Valencia, Spain so this is authentic. The traditional paella has rabbit but it’s not always available at our grocery store (we once freaked out a cashier when we did buy a rabbit…“ewww, I have a pet rabbit at home!” ).


  1. Victoria Ess says:

    This looks delicious! When I came back form Spain this summer, I vowed to learn how to cook my favourite Spanish dishes, including Paella. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. nikki oconnor says:

    I love sushi but I’m not a big seafood fan. This is one I’m sure my mom would love but not me

  3. Debbie Bashford says:

    I do this once in a while minus the seafood

  4. Anne Taylor says:

    I’ve had paella before, but I’ve never tried to make it for myself! This recipe though, makes it seem like I could do it though!

    Thanks so much!

  5. Doris Calvert says:

    Ach looking for the link to the recipe but can’t find it, I would not eat rabbit so would you use chicken instead?

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