Christmas Paella Recipe

Christmas Paella Recipe

How To Make Christmas Paella

This Christmas paella recipe is a different take on a well-loved dish. It has chrysanthemum greens pesto, cauliflower, shrimp, and clams.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1cupchrysanthemum greens,chopped
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupwalnuts
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese
  • ½tspsalt
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • cupswater
  • cupsrice
  • ½onion,diced
  • 6shrimps,removed back vein
  • ½cupasari clams,flushed the sand out
  • ½cupcauliflower
  • ½red pepper,diced
  • ½yellow pepper,cut into star shape
  • 1garlic clove,minced
  • 2tbspolive oil


  • salmon roe


  1. For chrysanthemum greens pesto, put a crown flower, garlic, walnut, parmesan cheese, olive oil, and water into a blender and process until smooth.

  2. Heat olive oil and garlic in a frying pan. Fry on low heat until fragrant. Add clams and shrimp, and fry until shrimps change color. Then remove them.

  3. Pour remaining olive oil and add onion. Stir on medium heat until golden. Then put rice, and stir until translucent.

  4. Add chrysanthemum greens pesto and mix well. Lay shrimp, clams, cauliflower, and peppers.

  5. Put a lid over the pan and allow to steam for 15 minutes, or until rice and seafood are cooked through.

  6. To serve, top with salmon roe.

  7. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 519.80kcal
  • Fat: 22.63g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.80g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.49g
  • Carbohydrates: 64.91g
  • Fiber: 1.50g
  • Sugar: 1.61g
  • Protein: 13.30g
  • Cholesterol: 23.01mg
  • Sodium: 602.52mg
  • Calcium: 110.39mg
  • Potassium: 316.55mg
  • Iron: 1.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 77.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 70.15mg
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