RECIPE: Paella from JJ's

Posted at 1:07 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 14:07:15-05

KC Originals is all about promoting the local flavor of the restaurant community. More than 50 restaurants make up KC Originals to support each other. JJ's Restaurant is part of that community and Executive Chef, Julio Juarez walks us through making paella!

Paella (2 Serving dish)


  • 1 cup arborio  rice
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 pinch Spanish saffron
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil  


  • 6 each shrimp 16/20 tail on
  • ½ cup calamari
  •  6 each mussel
  •  ¼ cup Spanish chorizo diced
  •  ½ cup tomato diced
  • 1 cup chicken stock


In a small pot saute the onions for 5 minutes. Add rice & stir with onions, add wine. Reduce wine halfway, add chicken stock and start cooking the rice with the saffron spice until al dente. When ready place it on a plate to chill.

In a medium pot sauté the shrimp, calamari, mussel for 2 minutes add chorizo, tomato, chicken stock and the rice. Incorporate and cover for 5 minutes and finish with salt and Italian parsley.