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Paella Pan Size's and Serving Guide

Paella is a traditional Spanish rice dish from the Valencia region which is now not hard to find no matter where you live in the world including Australia. Paella was originally a farmers food, cooked by the workers over a fire at lunch. Containing rice and whatever was at hand in the fields, rabbit, duck and chicken would be added on special occasions plus a touch of saffron for extra special colour and flavour.

Paella is now the generic name for 200+ distinctive rice dishes, now most commonly containing seafood, to this day a true 'Paella Valenciana has no seafood!

The dish is synonymous with bringing people together en mass to share a meal, much like our Aussie BBQ, for laid back occasions with family and friends. The uniqueness of this dish is that it is cooked in its own speciality pan, ranging from a few centimetres in diameter to over a meter, the one thing that doesn't change is the height so that the rice has maximum contact with the bottom.

We have found some great recipes to help you get started;

SBS's Food Safari's Paella 

Miguel Maestre's Perfect Paella

Rick Stein's Paella Party Food

Jamie Oliver's Chicken & Chorizo Paella

Below you will find our Paella serving and pan size guide;

Mr Chop's Paella Pan Size and Serving Guide


    If you have any questions feel free to Ask Mr.Chop!