Pinoy-Style Paella

pinoy paella

One of our many favorites that our mom cooks during the holidays and special occasions is the Pinoy version of Paella. This particular Paella was a special order of my aunt because it was for their New Year’s Eve dinner. Naturally, we asked our mom to add more ingredients so we’ll also have a large plate of Paella on our table.



Glutinous rice
White rice
Chicken breast, cubed
Chicken liver, cubed
Chorizo de bilbao, cubed
Fish sauce
Garlic, chopped
Onions, chopped
Shrimps, whole
Green Peas
Red Bell Pepper
Tomato sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cheese, grated (for added flavor)

Mussels, Clams

Hard boiled eggs
Lemon slices


Mix and wash glutinous rice and white rice thoroughly. Place in large pot with water (1Cup rice: 2Cups water). Bring to a boil, once boiling, remove cover and allow to boil.Once the water evaporated, lower heat and cover, cook until done.

In a large wok, fry bell peppers in olive oil until slightly crisp. Set aside. In the same oil, fry the chorizo until the fat has rendered. Set aside. Do the same for the shrimps. In the same oil, sautee garlic and onions. Add chicken breast and liver. Add fish sauce and pepper. Cook until done, add tomato sauce and simmer. Add grated cheese and chorizo, and bell peppers.

Add cooked rice and mix well. Adjust seasoning and add peas. Place in large serving dishes or plates.

Garnish with shrimps, (mussels and clams), sliced hard boiled eggs and lemon slices. Top with parsley.


If you love Pinoy-style Paella, this recipe is definitely worth a try.