A Spanish dish of rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, etc., cooked and served in a large shallow pan.
More example sentences
- It is far more of a wet rice soup than a dry rice dish such as Spanish paella or even Italian risotto.
- The traditional paella with seafood, chicken and chorizo for €7.60 put a new twist on the word ‘traditional’.
- Arroz bomba, the rice many Spanish restaurants use for paella, is very rare and expensive.
Catalan, from Old French paele, from Latin patella 'pan'.