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Tips and Tricks Before using a Paella Pan for the First Time

Tips and Tricks Before using a Paella Pan for the First Time 0

If you are going to cook paella or any other recipe on a paella pan, then there are some important things to keep in mind. A paella pan is not like a normal stainless steel or non-stick pan. At Machika, you can buy traditional carbon steel paella pans and enamel paella pans from Valencia, Spain. Here is what you need:
How to Store and Reheat Paella – Tips and Tricks

How to Store and Reheat Paella – Tips and Tricks 0

Making paella is a great experience and the dish itself is delicious. However, what are you supposed to do with any leftovers!? If you want to store leftovers to eat later, there are some things you should keep in mind to avoid changing the flavor or stinking up your refrigerator.
What is The Best Rice for Paella?

What is The Best Rice for Paella? 0

Making paella can be a great experience for amateur cooks and professionals alike. The dish is relatively simple and only requires the right ingredients, pan and large spoon or spatula, and a large enough burner / wood fire. Within the ingredients, the rice used plays an important role. But what is the best rice for paella?
What Are the Differences Between Wood-Fired Paella and Gas-Cooked Paella?

What Are the Differences Between Wood-Fired Paella and Gas-Cooked Paella? 0

Paella is a delicious recipe that anyone can enjoy, regardless of if they are meat eaters, vegan, or vegetarian. The recipe can be customized in numerous ways, and not only by changing ingredients. The way you cook the paella also matters. But what are the differences between cooking over wood versus gas?

What is Fideuà (Fideua) and How Do I Cook it?

What is Fideuà (Fideua) and How Do I Cook it? 0

You should not confuse dish with paella, even though they both come from the same area- Valencia, Spain. In short, fideuà is a Spanish recipe that is a spin on the traditional paella. In this blog, I will go over what exactly is fideuà and how you can cook it from the comfort of your home!
What is the Difference between Fideua and Paella?

What is the Difference between Fideua and Paella? 0

If you are looking to make use of your paella pan in various ways, cooking new recipes and dishes is a great way to go about it. A recipe that is often confused with paella, but cooked similarly, is Fideua. But what are the differences between Fideua and paella? Read more to find out.
How to Properly Cook Paella Without Mushy Rice

How to Properly Cook Paella Without Mushy Rice 0

Cooking paella can be difficult if you do not know the proper way to cook the recipe. Paella has been around for hundreds of years, so people throughout the years have perfected how to make it. One thing you will want to avoid with your paella is mushy undercooked rice. Here’s how you avoid mushy rice and develop a nice socarrat.
Does Paella Have Pork?

Does Paella Have Pork? 0

A common question many have when thinking of making paella is “does paella contain any pork”? The answer is maybe, since it will depend on the recipe. Paella is a dish that comes in plenty of varieties, but there are a couple of traditional recipes.
Top 5 Frequently Asked Paella Questions

Top 5 Frequently Asked Paella Questions 0

Paella can be challenging to approach and lead to lots of questions. Before cooking any paella recipes, you should consider these 5 questions. You can avoid ruining your paella and wasting ingredients by knowing how to handle the cooking process ahead of time.
Do You Need a Paella Pan to Cook Paella Recipes?

Do You Need a Paella Pan to Cook Paella Recipes? 0

When thinking of cooking paella, one of the things you will see recommended the most is a particular piece of cookware- the paella pan. This specialized pan is made to evenly and quickly cook paella over a range of surfaces. However, do you really need a paella pan to make the dish? The answer is no. You can cook paella with a variety of pots and pans.
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