Paella with pork ribs. Easy peasy!

Enjoy this traditional Valencian recipe at home. Preparing this paella with pork ribs has never been so easy. Are you in?

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Have you ever traveled to Valencia, and after tasting an authentic Valencian paella, you’ve become a fan of rice dishes? Looking for an easy recipe to surprise everyone with? Believe it or not, preparing this paella with pork ribs is much easier than it sounds. In fact, this is one of those elaborations that have many steps but are very simple to prepare.

But before starting, there is something you should keep in mind. In this case, using the appropriate cooking vessel is very important. To be precise, a paella pan is the best suited for this recipe. Its large surface and shallow depth allow you to cook the ingredients properly.

Unfortunately, paella pans are hard to find in some countries, but don’t panic! You can also prepare this paella with pork ribs in a large frying pan – the wider and shallower, the better!

Ingredients to prepare paella with pork ribs for 2 people

  • 500 grams of pork ribs
  • 1 small spring onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 garlic sprouts
  • 1 tomato
  • Round rice (100 grams per person)
  • Meat broth (twice as much rice)
  • Sweet paprika
  • Saffron
  • Olive oil

Preparation of the ingredients for the paella with pork ribs

    • Season the ribs with salt and pepper to taste and let them rest for a few minutes.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 1
    • Chop the garlic cloves as fine as possible.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 2
    • Like the previous step, cut the spring onion into small cubes.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 3
    • Then peel and cut the garlic sprouts into pieces.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 4
    • To conclude this section, grate the tomato.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 5

Cooking the pork ribs

    • In order to do this, you will need the fire at maximum power and a good amount of olive oil.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 6
    • Once the ribs are well done, remove them to the sides and lower the heat to the minimum. Then, add the garlic cloves and the spring onions. Season them to taste with salt and pepper. Sauté and stir them to prevent them from burning.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 7
    • After a few minutes, brown the garlic sprouts over low heat, taking care not to burn them.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 8
    • Then add the grated tomato and a little bit of salt. Spread it over the entire surface. Cook it until the water has evaporated.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 9

Adding the broth to the paella with pork ribs

    • Considering you will need double of broth than rice, measure the quantities to avoid exceeding the liquid. Then, heat it until it starts to boil. Season it with a few strands of saffron.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 10
    • Meanwhile, add the rice to the rest of the ingredients. Season with a spoonful of paprika and a little salt. Sauté it for a few minutes while stirring to prevent it from burning.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 11
    • Next, increase the heat to maximum power and pour in the boiling broth. Spread the rice and ribs evenly. Cook for about 8 minutes. From this moment on, it is essential that you do not move the rice with the spoon.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 12
    • Once this time has elapsed, lower the heat to medium and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
Paella with pork ribs. Step 13
    • After that time, lower the heat to the minimum for another 5 minutes. If you notice that part of the rice is still not ready, cover it and continue cooking it for a few more minutes. Then, let it rest and…. it is ready!
Paella with pork ribs. Step 14

Result: Finger-licking paella with pork ribs!

Paella with pork ribsAlthough it may seem that preparing the paella with pork ribs is complicated, the most challenging part of the recipe is balancing the amounts of rice and broth. This is important because depending on the quantity of liquid you use, the dish will be very brothy, or the rice will not be fully cooked.

Apart from the latter, all the steps described in this recipe are easy to follow. So, you shouldn’t have problems preparing the paella with pork ribs at home. Once you try it, you will be willing to cook it again. This is a dish that everyone will love. Enjoy it!

If you don’t spend your vacations in Valencia this summer, a good dish of paella with pork ribs will make you travel there! And if you’re lucky enough to be able to go… don’t miss my guide on what to see in Valencia! I hope you find it interesting.


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