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Spanish Rice Recipes

Introduced by the Moors in the 8th century, Spanish rice recipes are much more than paella dishes. In Seville Province, a must-try meal is arroz de pato (rice and duck) made with rice cultivated by the Guadalquivir river.

Rice dishes and Andalucia are so popular that the local government published a rice-based guide for visitors.

Popular throughout Spain, paella is regarded as the country’s national dish.

The ingredient, though, varies, with some replacing the traditional Valencian rabbit and ferradura beans with either chicken or seafood.

A constant element in all paella recipes is the use of short-grained rice and saffron.