Rice of the day

The rice of the day in Seville is possible the Sunday festival tapa par excellence. Especially if the day is sunny and we’re sitting at some outdoor table. A traditional tapa, popular, healthy, light and simple in its preparation, since the common variety of rice in this area (round grain rice) goes well with a great variety of ingredients and preparations, absorbing the flavor of fish and meat, seafood and vegetables.

Separately or together, this tapa is usually prepared basically "paella style", with results that are always splendid and tasty.

arroz del día
Ingredients
  • 400 g. chicken, chopped
  • 250 g. prawns
  • 250 g. clams
  • 150 g. squid (rings or pieces)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 or 3 artichoke hearts
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Saffron
  • 1 cup of peas
  • Olive oil
  • 400 g. round-grain rice (approx. 2 full water glasses)
  • Water (or chicken or fish broth, to taste)
  • Salt
  • Optional: mussels, pork ribs, sweet paprika…
Elaboration

Peal the prawns, set aside and boil the peels and heads. Reserve.

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Wash the clams well, boil them till open. Reserve broth and chop the squid.

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Put oil in the paella pan over medium heat and brown the chicken, sauté the onion and add the squid, peppers, tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

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Stir everything well. Add the broth from the clams and prawns and add the rice. Stir.

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Calculate the amount of liquid needed (double the rice, at least) and add water if necessary or hot chicken or fish broth. Then, add the peas, garlic, parsley, salt and saffron (uncooked in some warm water).

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Boil until the rice is ready, adding the prawns and clams overtop.

Interesting restaurants

Taberna Berrocal

C/ Moratín, 6

954 22 89 90

Bar Taquilla

C/ Adriano, 24

607 614 112

Asador Salas

C/ Almansa, 15

954 21 77 96

Casa Ricardo (antigua Casa Ovidio)

C/ Hernán Cortés,2

954 38 99 51

Enrique Becerra

C/ Gamazo, 2

954 21 30 40

El Portón

C/ General Polavieja, 20

954 21 40 72

Barbiana

C/ Albareda, 11

954 21 12 39

Yebra

C/Medalla Milagrosa, 3

954 35 10 07

Restaurante La Infanta

C/ Arfe, 32

954 22 96 89

Taberna Azafrán

C/ Luis Montoto,148

954 57 66 97

La Bodega

C/ Alfalfa, 4

954 22 73 62

La Alicantina

Plaza Salvador,2

954 22 61 22

Génova

954 22 74 36

El Candil Triana

C/ Paraíso,3

954 27 47 84

Casa Paco

C/ Luis Huidrobro, 23

954 58 47 25

El Rinconcillo

C/ Gerona, 40 | C/Alhóndiga, 2

954 223 183

La Isla

C/ Arfe,25

954 21 53 76

La Primera del Puente

C/ Betis, 66

954 27 69 18

La Reja

C/ Santa María de Gracia,13

954 21 40 86

El Cateto

C/ Sinaí, 25

954 58 43 66

Eslava

C/ Eslava, 3

954 906 568

Bodega Santa Cruz (Las Columnas)

C/ Rodrigo Caro, 1

954 21 32 46