Let’s talk about different types of paella that we can cook for you, from the authentic Valencian paella, seafood paella, to black rice paella.
Paella is one of the most emblematic and representative dishes of Spanish cuisine. Its origin dates back to the region of Valencia, where farmers and shepherds cooked rice with the ingredients they had at hand, such as chicken, rabbit, vegetables, and saffron. Over time, paella has spread throughout the country and has given rise to multiple variations and recipes, adapting to local products and the tastes of each diner.
At My Chef at Home Spain, we want to offer you the best gastronomic experience in your own home, with the comfort and quality you deserve. For this reason, we have a team of private chefs who can cook a delicious for you and your guests, choosing the type that you fancy most and adjusting to your preferences and needs. Do you want to know what types of paella we can prepare for you? We will tell you below.
Types of paellas and rice dishes
In the towns of Marbella, Fuengirola or Mijas, you may want to try different types of paella, and it is not always easy to determine which one to choose for a romantic dinner or a party with friends. However, with the help of My Chef at Home Spain will give you a wide choice and advise you which one to choose for each occasion.
It is the most traditional and authentic, respecting the original recipe of the Valencians. It is made with bomba rice, chicken, rabbit, green beans, butter beans (a variety of white bean), tomato, saffron, olive oil, salt, and water. Some also add snails or artichokes. The secret lies in the sofrito, the broth, and the texture of the rice, which should be loose and al dente. Our private chefs master the technique and flavour of this paella, which will delight purists.
It is one of the most popular and appetising variations of paella. Meat is replaced with various seafood products, such as prawns, king prawns, cuttlefish, mussels, clams, or squid. The rice is cooked with a fish or seafood broth, which gives it an intense and delicious flavour. Red pepper, peas, or parsley can also be added for a touch of colour and freshness. Our private chefs select the best fresh and seasonal ingredients to make this paella, which will delight seafood lovers.
Also known as surf and turf paella, includes both meat and fish and seafood. It is an ideal option for those who cannot decide between one or the other, or for those who want to try a bit of everything. Different ingredients can be combined, such as chicken, rabbit, pork, prawns, king prawns, cuttlefish, or mussels. The rice is cooked with a mixed broth or with water and stock cubes. Vegetables such as red pepper or peas can also be added. Our private chefs adapt this paella to your tastes and preferences, creating a unique and personalised recipe.
It is a very original and surprising variety of paella. It is characterised by the black colour of the rice, which is achieved by adding squid ink. It is usually accompanied by chopped squid or baby squid and aioli (a garlic and oil sauce). The contrast between the black rice and the white aioli is very striking and attractive. Our private chefs prepare this paella with great care and attention, achieving an intense flavour full of nuances.
It is a perfect option for those who do not eat meat or fish, or for those who want to enjoy a lighter and healthier. It is made with rice and a wide variety of vegetables, such as red pepper, green pepper, artichokes, green beans, carrots, peas, cauliflower, or broccoli. The rice is cooked with a vegetable broth or with water and vegetable stock cubes. Saffron or food colouring can also be added for a touch of colour. Our private chefs cook with fresh and seasonal vegetables, respecting their flavour and texture.
Private chef specialising in paellas and rice dishes
These are just some of the types of paella that our private chefs can cook for you in your own home. But there are many more: black rice with cod, chicken curry, mushroom and foie gras, rabbit and snail… The possibilities are endless! All you have to do is tell us what type of paella you fancy, and we will take care of everything.
We bring the ingredients, the pan, the heat source, and the necessary utensils. We cook the paella in your kitchen or garden, serve it at your table, and clean up afterwards. This way, you can enjoy a homemade and delicious without having to worry about anything else.
On the Costa del Sol
In addition, we offer our services in the main towns of the Costa del Sol, such as Marbella, Malaga, Estepona, Fuengirola, or Benalmadena. All you have to do is contact us and book your date. You can choose from different menu options, from an individual paella to a complete menu with starters, dessert, and drink. We can also adapt to your special needs, such as allergies, intolerances, or specific diets.
Don’t hesitate any longer and let yourself be seduced by the taste and aroma of an authentic Spanish paella. At mychefathomespain.com, we offer you the best quality and service at the best price. Surprise your guests with a unique and unforgettable gastronomic experience.
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