Seafood Paella Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Seafood Paella

Just a few regular kitchen cupboard ingredients turn plain rice into Seafood Paella. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • For the seafood:
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ kg sea bass, cut into fillets 100g each
  • ½ kg squid, cut into roundels
  • 1 kg peeled shrimps, medium size, cut into halves lengthwise
  • ½ kg mussels, washed and cleaned
  • For the sauce:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 375 g or 3 medium onions diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper or 150 g, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 1 medium red bell pepper or 150 g, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips
  • 2 garlic cloves,crushed
  • ½ kg tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon saffron filaments
  • 200 g beef pepperoni, sliced
  • 4 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon
  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika
  • 7 cups or 1750 ml water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of ground pepper
  • 3 cups or 600 g long grain white rice
  • 1 cup or 200 g canned green peas
  • 2 teaspoons corn flour dissolved in 2 tablespoons of water

How to Prepare

  1. Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a large pan, fry the fish until it becomes golden in color. Remove and set aside. Repeat with the squid, the shrimps and the mussels.
  2. In the same pan, heat the 3 tablespoons of oil, fry the onions and bell peppers until tender crisp. Add the garlic, tomato, saffron, beef pepperoni, MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon cubes, paprika and water. Sprinkle salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on low heat for 15 mins.
  3. Remove 2½ cups from the stock, reserve it, to be used as extra sauce for the paella.
  4. Add the rice to the remaining stock, arrange the fish in layers, squid and the green peas cover and cook for 20 mins or until rice is cooked.
  5. 7 mins before the end of cooking, set the shrimps and mussels, on top of the other ingredients. Cover and continue cooking.
  6. In a small pot, add the 2 ½ cups stock, add the dissolved corn flour, boil 3-4 mins until sauce thicken.
  7. Serve the paella in a wide shallow dish, with the seafood on top of rice, and the sauce aside.

Nutritional Info

Energy: 791.00 Kcal
Protein: 74.00 g
Carbohydrate: 65.00 g
Fats: 25.00 g

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