If you were to ask 100 people for a recipe for paella in Spain, the chances are that you wouldn’t be given the same recipe twice. Paella is somewhat of a moveable feast, with different ingredients, but the method of cooking remains basically the same. The most important ingredients to get an authentic paella are rice and stock. To get the correct texture and flavour, a short grained paella rice must be used. The Bomba rice from Valencia is widely considered to be the best. The rice remains slightly firm to the bite and the grains remain separate with a nutty flavour, unlike the Italian risotto rice which produces a soupy texture. A well- made stock is essential to ensure that the paella has real depth of flavour . You can of course use your own recipe for the stock, or why not try one of our excellent Paella kits which include the stock ready made for you.