This Paella seasoning is a blend of aromatic herbs and spices used in traditional Spanish paella Valenciana, including saffron to lend a lovely golden color and chile flakes for a touch of heat. The origins of the well-known Spanish rice dish paella are the subject of numerous tales. Some say that the Moorish kings’servants mixed the leftovers from royal banquets with rice in large pots, taking them home to their families. The more likely origin, however, is the fields of Valencia, a region on the eastern coast of Spain. There, field workers would make the rice dish at lunch time, cooking it in a large, flat pan over a fire and mixing in whatever they could find in the field, including rabbit, snails and vegetables. The finished dish would be shared amongs themselves, a way of stretching a little food to feed a lot of hungry people.
Today, paella is made in every part of Spain, and the ingredients that go into it are as varied as the regions and the cooks themselves. Seafood, chicken, rabbit, beans, peas, chorizo, and peppers are all common. However, regardless of the ingredients used, saffron is absolutely essential.
Unlike many commercially available paella seasoning, this one does not contain MSG, flavor or color additives: just spices and true Spanish saffron threads. Say hola to some authentic Spanish flavor! Naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Ingredients: garlic, spices, salt, onion, dried chiles, turmeric, sugar, Spanish paprika, Spanish saffron
0.75 oz net weight. The packet is equivalent to 1/8 cup and will season 3/4 cups of dry rice and 1 and a half cups of water or broth.