Paella is a Valencian dish out of Spain that takes rice and beans and combines it with vegetables and more often than not a medley of seafood such as mussels, clams, and eel (though land meat such as duck and rabbit can be used as well). In addition, a complicated spice blend is utilized – saffron, paprika, onion, turmeric, thyme, oregano, and much more – to make the dish fragrant and addictive in taste. Traditionally, the dish is cooked over citrus and pine to infuse it with flavorful smokes.
This paella seasoning offers an affordable way to make paella as opposed to purchasing all bajillion individual spices. This paella spice blend can also be utilized when cooking baked beans, rice, or as an addition to the cooking broth for shellfish.
|Ingredients||Garlic, salt, onion, dried chiles, turmeric, sugar, spices, paprika, and saffron.|
|Recommended Applications||An efficient way to create an authentically flavored Paella Valenciana with all of your spices in one blend. Use this blend to season rice, pasta, sauces, stews, or soups. A great seasoning for seafood, meat or combined with mayonnaise and sour cream to create a Mediterranean dipping sauce.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary. A general rule-of-thumb, use 2-3 teaspoons of Paella Seasoning for everyone 1 cup of rice. For a pilaf-style rice dish, start by sweating the onion in oil, add rice, and gently stir. Include the seasoning blend and stir to coat the rice, while lightly toasting, then add stock or water and proceed to cook in accordance with the type of rice chosen.|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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