1 hour, 30 minutes
Two ingredients are especially critical for making an authentic Spanish paella. The first is Spanish short grain rice, especially rice from Calasparra, either Bomba or regular. These are special Spanish rices that absorb large amounts of the broth without becoming creamy or sticky, as arborio and Asian rices do. Second is smoked paprika (pimentón de La Vera), which lends a depth of flavor unique to Spanish cuisine. It is the secret ingredient that makes a paella authentic.
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.