seafood and rice


If you are looking for exotic dishes, then Paella is a good choice. This classical Spanish dish originated in the Valencia region.

Main ingredients

  • Rice
  • Seafood
  • Chicken
  • Vegetables
  • Saffron.

Nutritional value

  • Carbohydrates – The rice and seafood offer 34 g of carbohydrates in one serving.
  • Fat – The chicken and seafood offer 22 g of fat per serving.
  • Cholesterol – The seafood and rice offer nearly 113 mg of cholesterol.

Along with these nutritional ingredients they also offer,

  • 812 mg of sodium
  • 401 mg of potassium
  • 25 grams of protein


Some people consider Paella to be a national dish of Spain. But in reality, it originated from Valencia which is only known to most of the Spanish Nationals. This dish indicates the union that exists between two cultures. While the Romans brought the utensil, the Arabs gave rice and basic cooking requirements. The name of the dish originated from Valencia which in reality means frying pan.

How to serve Paella?

This Paella dish was consumed directly from the pan during the olden days instead of being served on different plates. Even now, some restaurants serve Paella in a frying pan. The roasted rice present at the bottom provides a unique taste and is considered a good luck charm. This dish is consumed mostly at lunch since it will be heavy for both dinner and breakfast.


Although wild seafood-based Paella is quite famous, there are other varieties, including rabbit, chicken, and vegetables. The traditional dish is often cooked in the open fire, with the pine cones and pine branches being used as a fuel for burning. One of the major variants for the Paella is called Arroz a la Valencia. It is a Philippine cuisine-based dish.