Paella Crisp

Paella Crisp
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Paella Crisp

Socarrat is the toasted rice from the bottom of a paella pan, and it adds sweetness to the dish. It's impossible to get good socarrat in the restaurant, so this is our version. 

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6
Servings
517
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Recipe adapted from Dirt Candy: A Cookbook by Amanda Cohen, Ryan Dunlavey, and Grady Hendrix (Clarkson Potter, 2012). 

Ingredients

  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4  Cup  corn syrup
  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  smoked paprika
  • 3  Cups  Rice Krispies, or another puffed rice cereal

Directions

Line a baking sheet with a Silpat, or a non-stick silicone baking liner. Put the oil and syrup in a large pan. Pour in the sugar so it's evenly distributed on the bottom. Heat over medium heat without stirring until the sugar has melted, about 3 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add the salt, paprika, and Rice Krispies.

Toss the Rice Krispies in the pan until they're thoroughly coated. Pour the mixture onto the Silpat-lined baking sheet. Spread the Rice Krispies across the liner with a spatula, pressing down to form a thin layer. Allow to cool slightly. While still warm, cut into any shape you desire. Bunnies are cute! Circles are easy! Squares are modern!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
15g
21%
Sugar
30g
33%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
92g
71%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
503µg
72%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
337µg
84%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
17mg
100%
Phosphorus, P
67mg
10%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
584mg
39%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
3µg
20%
Water
12g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Paella Shopping Tip

Rice is enjoyed in almost all cuisines and is readily available globally. For a simple side dish to any meat or vegetable entrée, rice is a great complement.

Paella Cooking Tip

Be sure you are using the correct type of rice needed to obtain the result you are looking for. Long grain rice stays fluffy and individual while shorter grain rice is starchier. Also, rinse all rice before use.