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Sizzling Chorizo Paella: A Spanish Delight – Hispanic Food Recipes

Sizzling Chorizo Paella: A Spanish Delight

Paella is a beloved Spanish dish that originated in Valencia. It’s a one-pan wonder that’s perfect for feeding a crowd. This recipe features sizzling chorizo sausage, which adds a touch of smoky spice to the traditional paella flavors.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound chorizo sausage, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup bomba rice (or Arborio rice)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large paella pan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.
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  1. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper to the pan and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
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  1. Stir in the rice and cook for 1 minute.
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  1. Add the chicken broth, smoked paprika, saffron, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
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  1. After 15 minutes, stir in the chicken and peas. Cover and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the rice is cooked through and the chicken is tender.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with lemon wedges and chopped parsley.


  • Use bomba rice if you can find it, as it is the traditional rice used for paella. If you can’t find bomba rice, Arborio rice is a good substitute.
  • Be sure not to overcook the rice. It should be slightly al dente, with a little bite to it.
  • If you don’t have saffron, you can use turmeric instead. However, saffron is what gives paella its distinctive flavor.
  • For a smoky flavor, you can use smoked paprika instead of regular paprika.
  • Serve paella with a side of crusty bread and a glass of Spanish wine.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Sizzling Chorizo Paella!

Additional notes:

  • This recipe is for a basic chorizo paella. You can add other ingredients to your liking, such as seafood, vegetables, or different types of sausage.
  • Paella is traditionally cooked outdoors over a campfire. However, you can easily make it at home on your stovetop.
  • If you don’t have a paella pan, you can use a large Dutch oven or even a wide skillet.
  • Paella is best served immediately after it is cooked. However, it can also be reheated in the oven or microwave.

I hope this article has given you a taste of the deliciousness that is Sizzling Chorizo Paella. So why not give it a try at home? You won’t be disappointed!

Ann Shrott

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