Filipino Paella Recipe

Paella Recipe

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The Filipino Style Paella Recipe is a popular rice dish which can be enjoyed on its own or with other dishes. It comes in different varieties such as Vegetable Paella, Seafood Paella, Paella De Marisco or just a nice Mixed Paella.


  • 2 Cups rice
  • 1 Cup shrimp
  • 3 pcs Blue crabs, cleaned
  • 1/2 kilo Manila clams
  • 2 Fish fillet
  • 1/2 kilo mussels
  • 1 medium Onion, sliced
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Red pepper
  • 1 Can green beans
  • 1 tsp saffron flower
  • 1 tsp annatto powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup canned tomato
  • 1/2 Cup stocks from shrimp heads
  • 2 Cups of water
  • Canola Cooking oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat, saute the garlic, and onion.
  2. Stir in the annatto and mix well, then drop-in canned tomato and cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add tomato paste and shrimp stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in clams, crabs, mussels, shrimp and fish, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and let cook for 5 to 7 more minutes or until seafoods are done
  6. When seafood is just cooked through, remove seafoods and leave the sauce on the pan.
  7. Add water, rice and saffron to the sauce. Stir, cover and cook until rice is tender, add more stock if needed.
  8. Stir in canned green peas and red or green pepper and cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  9. Put the seafood back to the pan or served it on top of the rice.
  10. Spoon the paella into a serving dish or platter and garnish with the olives and hard-boiled egg, if desired.


This video shows another way of preparing Filipino paella.