Filipino Paella Recipe

Filipino Paella Recipe

Filipino Paella

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6-8


  • 5-6 cups of cooked rice (cooked in tahong and/or chicken broth)
  • 12 pcs. tahong, cleaned & boiled
  • ½ lb shrimp, cleaned
  • ½ lb squid, cleaned and cut into rings
  • 1 chorizo de Bilbao or Chinese chorizo, sliced diagonally
  • 1 boiled chicken breast, cut into strips (sprinkle chicken with salt & pepper then boil until cooked)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 *8-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into strips (I prefer using Jalapeño pepper sliced into rings and seeds removed because I like it mildly hot. But if you prefer a light sweet flavor, use red bell pepper, or you can use both. )
  • 1 pc bay leaf
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen green peas
  • a pinch of saffron
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil for sautéing
  • 2 pcs lemon, sliced


  1. In a paellera or large pan over medium heat, sautè garlic in olive oil until golden brown. Add ginger & onion and sauté until onion is translucent. Add chicken and chorizo and sauté for a minute.
  2. Add squid and shrimps. Simmer for 3 minutes or until shrimps and squid are cooked. Be sure not to overcook! Add the mussels. Simmer for a minute then add tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeño pepper, bay leaf, and saffron. Simmer for about 2 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste.
  4. Using slotted spoon, transfer some chicken, chorizo, squid, mussels and shrimps to a plate. Set aside. You will use these for toppings.
  5. Add cooked rice to the sauce, continually stirring for 10-15 minutes. Add the green peas. Mix well.
  6. Transfer to a serving dish. Top with the chicken, chorizo, squid, mussels & shrimps that you set aside. Serve with lemon.
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