Decide which kind of paella you will prepare. No matter which type you choose, you will need clean and chop ingredients, such as onions, tomatoes and peppers. If you choose to make a paella with meat or seafood, you'll be cleaning clams, mussels and shrimp, and cutting rabbit, chicken, or pork. So, allow yourself plenty of time to prepare. Below are links to three recipes for typical paellas:
- Seafood Paella Recipe - Paella de Marisco
- Valencian Paella Recipe - Paella Valenciana
- Vegetarian Paella Recipe - Paella Vegetariana
Gather the ingredients and prepare them. As you chop and clean, put each ingredient in a separate bowl or plate. Then, keep them handy near the stove or barbecue where you are cooking.
Perfect Paella Tip: If using a charcoal barbecue, be sure to allow approximately 20-30 minutes for the coals to get hot, and covered in white ash.