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Seriously Simple: Paella is perfect for a family dinner on a cold day

Diane Rossen Worthington, Tribune Content Agency on

This is such a fabulous family dish. It can stay warm for up to 45 minutes after cooking. The paella becomes the center of the table and offers lots of conversation. This is also Seriously Simple to make, since it bakes in the oven and doesn’t require the traditional rotating of the pan on top of the stove for even heat.

A few tips that will make your paella a success

What to serve with this one-dish meal? I like a salad of mixed lettuces, shredded manchego cheese and marcona almonds dressed in an assertive citrus vinaigrette. For dessert, a caramel custard is my choice. To drink? Consider a light Spanish albarino, sauvignon blanc or a chilled rose.

Oven-Baked Paella

Serves 8

2 tablespoons olive oil


2 medium onions, finely chopped

1 red pepper, seeded and chopped into 1/2-inch dice

4 ounces (1/4 pound) chorizo, chopped into 1/2-inch dice

2 cloves minced garlic


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