What should Else should I put in my paella? Vegetables?

Skipping the shellfish, just chicken.

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Esther P. December 26, 2011
Peppers and chorizo... The chorizo will boost the smoked paprika flavour, and the orange fat that comes out will help along the saffron too!
 
The S. December 25, 2011
I put peas, bell peppers and sausage along with my chicken (and shellfish).
 
bigpan December 25, 2011
In Spain I have never had two the same. Paella usually features the meat of area Brit seafood or mountain meats. The most popular is a combination. I put in chicken thighs, chopped chorizo, clams, prawns etc. As for the veg, I just put in onion and peas like in mid Spain coastal. Yes you can put in sliced peppers but I would consider a nice salad with veg (julienned carrot, peppers, etc.) and keep the paella close to the Spanish version. Saffron is expensive but a definite requirement. Paella is a dish where the name of the cooking utensil and dish itself have the same name!
 
lillaweinberger December 25, 2011
I like peas, cut up green beans, and/or fresh-cooked artichoke hearts.
 
pierino December 25, 2011
In addition to peppers, green peas and or lima beans aka broad beans are also traditional. I don't consider snails to be a shellfish so at least myself, I'd reach for a can of helix snails. Be generous with the saffron threads and the pimenton.
 
Queen O. December 25, 2011
Paella can have many different styles and ingredients. For chicken I'd probably add strips of different colored bell peppers, and maybe even some artichoke hearts.
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