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Calamari and Chorizo Paella Recipe


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How To Make Calamari and Chorizo Paella Recipe

This classic Spanish dish is packed with flavor from the combination of spicy chorizo and tender calamari.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1 lb. of calamari, cleaned and sliced into rings
  • 6 oz. of Spanish chorizo, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups of short-grain rice
  • 4 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. of saffron threads
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges and fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. In a large paella pan or cast iron skillet, cook the chopped chorizo over medium-high heat until crispy, about 5-7 minutes.

  3. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, and diced red bell pepper to the chorizo and cook until softened, about 5-7 minutes.

  4. Add the sliced calamari to the pan and cook until just opaque, about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Stir in the short-grain rice and coat with the chorizo and calamari mixture.

  6. In a separate pot, heat the chicken stock until hot.

  7. Add the smoked paprika and saffron threads to the pan with the rice mixture and stir to combine.

  8. Pour the hot chicken stock into the pan and stir to combine.

  9. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and has absorbed all the liquid.

  10. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes.

  11. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh parsley.

  12. Serve hot.


  • Calories : 520kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 2g
  • Cholesterol : 285mg
  • Sodium : 1100mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 66g
  • Dietary Fiber : 3g
  • Sugar : 4g
  • Protein : 35g
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