Paella is a traditional Spanish dish that originated in Valencia. It is a rice dish that is typically made with saffron, chicken, rabbit, and a variety of seafood such as shrimp, clams, and mussels. The dish is usually cooked in a large, shallow pan called a paellera over an open flame, which gives it a distinct smoky flavor.

The dish is seasoned with a variety of herbs and spices, including paprika, garlic, and rosemary, and often includes vegetables such as onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. The rice is cooked in a flavorful broth made with chicken or seafood stock, and the ingredients are layered on top of the rice as it cooks.