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Estofado de Carne con Patatas

Estofado de Carne con Patatas is a meat stew with potatoes, flavoured with saffron. The meat in question is likely to be beef – carne means meat, but in general, recipes with carne contain beef. When buying stock cubes, caldo … Continue reading

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Arroz al Horno

Arroz al Horno (arròs al forn – in Valencia and Catalan) is a very simple rice dish from Valencia – there’s an annual festival for it in Xàtiva. This Baked Rice was traditionally cooked on Mondays, using the leftover broth … Continue reading

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Arròs Brut

Arròs Brut (dirty rice) is a soupy rice dish which comes from Mallorca. It gets it’s name by nature of the dirty looking broth, made dark by mixing in a small amount of ground up liver. This is fairly common … Continue reading

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Gurullos con Jibia

I was in a supermarket and noticed packets of Gurullos next to the pasta – they looked like little grains of rice. Having never had Gurullos before, I bought some. On arriving home, I discovered that Gurullos are typically used … Continue reading

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Arroz Caldoso

Arroz Caldoso is a meat or seafood broth (bouillon) containing rice. Arroz is the Spanish word for rice and caldo means stock (broth). Arroz caldoso is almost certainly a precursor to paella, which is a relatively modern dish, invented in … Continue reading

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Arroz con Calamares

Arroz con Calamares (rice with squid) is a simple paella like dish which is very common in Cataluña, Valencia and other parts of the Spanish Mediterranean coast. This is economical fare, the bulk being made up of rice, flavoured with … Continue reading

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Suquet de Peix

Suquet de Peix is a Catalan fish soup or stew, popular in Valencia and the Balearic Islands, as well as Cataluña. The word suquet comes from the verb suquejar to release or secrete juices and peix is Catalan for fish … Continue reading

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Paella de Marisco

Paella is a Valencian rice dish, which originated in the 18th Century. The Moors began cultivating rice in Spain, perhaps as far back as the 8th and 9th Centuries and the marshes and lagoon of L’Albufera, (in the south of … Continue reading

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Fideuà

Fideuà is a Valencian dish, similar to Paella (specifically Arroz a Banda), but made with pasta instead of rice. Pasta is a traditional Spanish food, though most people associate it more with Italy or China. The Chinese were probably the … Continue reading

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Arroz de Faisán y Conejo (Pheasant and Rabbit Rice)

Many people think that Paella (pie-eh-ya) is the Spanish national dish (along with slightly lesser known, Arroz a Banda and Arroz Negro), however, they would be mistaken, because these rice dishes all hail from the province of Valencia. The Moors … Continue reading

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