Recipe courtesy of Columbia Restaurant

Paella Valenciana

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  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 45 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 ounces extra-virgin olive oil

4 ounces pork loin, cut in chunks

6 ounces chicken breast, cut in chunks

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 bay leaf

1 onion, julienned

1 green pepper, cut in strips

8 ounces white wine

1 tomato peeled, seeded, and chopped

Pinch saffron

1 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

10 ounces uncooked Valencia or other short grain rice

20 ounces chicken stock

6 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp

4 ounces scallops

4 ounces squid rings

4 ounces grouper fillet, cut into chunks

6 littleneck clams

6 mussels

6 ounces cooked green peas

6 pimento (roasted pepper) strips

6 white asparagus spears

1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a paella pan, heat the olive oil and saute the pork and chicken until it is golden. Then, add garlic, bay leaf, onion, and green pepper. Saute until onions are transparent. Add white wine, tomato, saffron, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Then, add rice and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Then add seafood and cover the paella and bake in oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Garnish with peas, pimentos, asparagus, and lemon wedges.