Our 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.
Ready to use. Add to taste. Suggested: 2 teaspoons of Paella Seasoning for every one cup of rice.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Garlic, Spices, Salt, Onion, Turmeric, Sugar, Contains 2% or less of Paprika, Saffron.
Fill your kitchen with the fragrant aroma of traditional Spanish cuisine. Hand-blended in small batches and crafted to save time in the kitchen, our Paella Seasoning combines a variety of spices used in traditional Spanish paella Valenciana, including elegant saffron, the spice that also lends paella its lovely golden color.
Use this unique, all-natural seasoning blend to add a touch of authentic Spanish flavor to just about any dish, without MSG or any other flavor or color additives.
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 amongst 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, artichokes and peppers are all common. However, regardless of the ingredients used, saffron is absolutely essential.
Paella Seasoning is a full-flavor alternative to the many individual spices this iconic Spanish recipe typically requires. Garlic, paprika and saffron top the list of complex spices our Paella Seasoning provides in this convenient blend.