Definition of "paella" [paella]

  • A saffron-flavored Spanish dish made with varying combinations of rice, vegetables, meat, chicken, and seafood. (noun)

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Use "paella" in a sentence
  • "The excellent paella is cooked and served in a deep pot; the mariscada with green sauce is mixed with olive oil, parsley, garlic and onions, while the red snapper is roasted with shrimp and green pepper."
  • "Spanish chef Jos é Andr é s uses it in paella and garbanzo stews."
  • "Valencian paella is perhaps one of the most controversial courses made in Spain."