Traditional Recipes from Valencia

Valencia recipes are led by the most famous dish, the Paella. Most of the recipes of Valencia are based in ingredients such as: vegetables, seafood and meat and the style of its gastronomy have influenced in neighboring regions. Valencia cuisine is famous for its high quality rice that dominates the menus across the country in different ways (stewed, baked, etc.)

Valencia cuisine is described by dividing it into its provinces: Castellon, a province characterized by food based in rice; Alicante is famous for its crops, oranges and high quality rice and the sweet drink called Horchata; Alicante was influenced by surrounding regions.

Rosemary is one of the secret ingredients of some paella chefs. This food high in iron gives great flavor to paella and provides grat health benefits including the eradication of different causes of fatigue. Iron also plays a key role in strengthening the immune system by making it strong enough to fight off infections.

In Valencia you can find a lot of products with high iron content such as Thyme (123.6 milligrams per 100 grams of edible portion), Comino (66.35), Dill (48.8), oregano (44) or Laurel (43). Other foods like Legumes, lentils, soy beans, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, cereals, bread, spinach, turnip, fish, meat, sprouts, broccoli, and dry fruits are all foods that have a high iron content.

In this page we offer some recipes of Valencia Cuisine from the basic to the most elaborated courses: