1 hour, 20 minutes
This is the authentic paella of Valencia. Originally a meal cooked by farmers in the field, the ingredients were what they could find at hand – rice, beans, maybe a rabbit they caught nibbling on their crops. In this version, the meat is seared in the pan, then deglazed with water to create a flavorful broth. As saffron was rarely available to the farm workers, it was only added on special occasions. Spanish white garrafón and ferradura beans are traditionally used; as they are hard to find, this recipe calls for butter beans and Romano beans. Other ingredients in an authentic Valencian paella could be snails, artichokes, chicken and occasionally duck. We hope you enjoy this rustic dish just as it was enjoyed in the Valencian rice fields by its creators generations ago!
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.