How many people does a 15 inch paella pan feed?

This size pan makes enough paella for a dinner for 6 people. It is the traditional steel paella pan used by Spaniards for centuries. The pan bottom is dimpled in order to spread heat evenly.

What material is best for paella pans?

Carbon steel
Carbon steel is the traditional material for paella pans in Spain because it has the highest thermal conductivity and makes for fast and even heating. This allows you to create the perfect socarrat (the crispy, crusty part of the paella that becomes caramelized and toasted on the bottom of the pan while cooking).

What is a normal size paella pan?

between 14 and 16 inches
The most popular pan sizes are between 14 and 16 inches, and all of those are able to serve 4 people. If you typically serve 4 people, then you can either get a 14, 15 or 16 inch pan. I suggest getting the 16 inch pan, because you are going to want leftovers!

How many does an 18 inch paella pan serve?

18-inch paella pan for 12 portions.

What size paella pan do I need for 8 people?

Paella Pan Serving Guide

Pan Size Tapas Servings Main Course Servings
36cm 7 4-5
38cm 8 6
40cm 9 6-7
42cm 10 7

What is the best rice for paella?

The best rice to use for paella is Spanish rice labelled as:

  • Bomba Rice – or arroz bomba (“arroz” means rice in Spanish);
  • Valencia rice or Arroz de Valencia (pictured below) – the other common name for Bomba Rice; or.
  • Calasparra Rice -or Arroz Calasparra.

Do I really need a paella pan?

Many people have wondered or asked, can you make a proper paella without a paella pan? The short answer is, absolutely. However, you do need to make some adjustments to the ingredients and the cooking times. In this post I will show you how to make a beautiful Spanish paella using just your standard frying pan.

Should a paella pan have a lid?

Does the paella pan need a lid? No, it doesn’t need a lid since paella is traditionally cooked uncovered (until the final resting period off the heat). However, some people do request them. We carry aluminum lids up to 22 inches.

How many people does a 40cm paella pan feed?

Paella Pan Serving Guide

Pan Size Tapas Servings Main Course Servings
40cm 9 6-7
42cm 10 7
46cm 12 8
50cm 14 9-10

Is arborio rice OK for paella?

Arborio Rice – Arborio rice is a short Italian rice that is perfect for paella. Paella is usually made with bomba rice which is also a short grain rice though it absorbs much more water, usually for every cup of raw rice you have to add 3 cups of liquid.

What is the best rice to use for paella?