Paella Crisp

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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
181
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!

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Protein
0.5g
1%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
9µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
6µg
7%
Calcium
3mg
N/A
Fiber
0.3g
1%
Folate (food)
2µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
2µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
3mg
1%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
8mg
1%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
17mg
N/A
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
7.8%
Sodium
91mg
4%
Sugars, added
19g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.8%
Zinc
0.2mg
1%

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