Traditional Valenciana paella. The dish flourished in Spain’s Valencia region where the conditions are ideal to grow rice. But the origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Photo: Visit Valencia Traditional Valenciana paella. The dish flourished in Spain’s Valencia region where the conditions are ideal to grow rice. But the origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Photo: Visit Valencia
Traditional Valenciana paella. The dish flourished in Spain’s Valencia region where the conditions are ideal to grow rice. But the origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Photo: Visit Valencia
Food and Drinks

Spanish paella: from humble peasant meal to rice dish famous around the world, and loved by Asians

  • The origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of Moors from North Africa. Its main ingredient of rice gave it an inherently Asian influence
  • The dish flourished in the Valencia region because it has ideal conditions to grow rice, but the original version did not have seafood, rather chicken and duck

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Traditional Valenciana paella. The dish flourished in Spain’s Valencia region where the conditions are ideal to grow rice. But the origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Photo: Visit Valencia Traditional Valenciana paella. The dish flourished in Spain’s Valencia region where the conditions are ideal to grow rice. But the origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Photo: Visit Valencia
Traditional Valenciana paella. The dish flourished in Spain’s Valencia region where the conditions are ideal to grow rice. But the origins of paella date back centuries in Spain to the arrival of the Moors from North Africa. Photo: Visit Valencia
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