Paella Valenciana

Valencian Rice Casserole

Preparation info

  • Serves

    10

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The Cook’s Canon: 101 Recipes Everyone Should Know

The Cook’s Canon

By Raymond Sokolov

Published 2003

  • About

Paella may be the most misunderstood and most often badly cooked of the world’s great dishes. There are several reasons for this unhappy state of affairs, reasons that, as Lourdes March, daughter of Valencia, cookbook author and rice savant, says, spring from the history and nature of paella itself.

Although even Valencian traditionalists cook paella for large crowds, paella is not suitable for most restaurant kitchens because it should be cooked ov