Spain on a Fork > All Recipes > Main Dishes > Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas | EASY 30 Minute One-Pan Recipe
All Recipes, Main Dishes / July 10, 2023

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas | EASY 30 Minute One-Pan Recipe

This Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas is filled with flavors, super easy to make and all done in about 30 minutes. Serve it next to a garden salad, crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish white wine from the region of Alicante for the ultimate meal.

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas
This dish is known in Spain as Arroz con Salmón y Guisantes. It is not a paella, just a rice dish. However, the technique on how we´re going to cook the rice is the exact same way as a traditional paella. This gives the rice the most incredible texture and a lift of Spanish goodness.

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas
For the rice I used Spanish round rice, the typical rice that you use to make paella. If you can´t find it in your area, you can use any type of short-grain rice or even arborio rice. Which is the one used to make risotto.

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once you add the rice into the pan, give it one mix and then don´t mix it again. If you over mix the rice, it will start to release its starch and lose its texture. This is the main technique when making a paella.

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

If you´re not already subscribed to my youtube channel, become a subscriber and click on the bell icon to be notified everytime I release a new video.

Support Spain on a Fork. Get your Spain on a Fork Apron and other awesome Merchandise here.
Spain on a Fork Apron
Your SUPPORT Helps Spain on a Fork Keep Going

Join Me on Patreon!
Spain on a Fork Patreon

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas
5 from 3 votes

Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 501 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 2 fillets fresh salmon 8 oz / 250 grams each
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.50 grams
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 3 cups fish broth 720 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 1 cup Spanish round rice 200 grams
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas 80 grams
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • handful fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon


  1. Heat a paella pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  2. Meanwhile, add the salmon fillets over some paper towels and pat dry, then season with sea salt & black pepper and cut each fillet into 2 pieces for a total of 4 pieces of salmon

  3. Add the pieces of salmon into the hot paella pan, all in a single layer, cook for 1 minute per side, then remove from the pan and set aside (at this stage you don´t want to cook the salmon all the way through, just give the salmon a light sear on each side)

  4. Using the same pan with the same heat, add in the onion finely chopped and the garlic roughly chopped, mix continuously, after 3 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the paprika, quickly mix together, then add in the tomatoes finely grated and season with sea salt, mix together and then simmer for a couple of minutes

  5. Once the grated tomato has slightly thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes, add in the fish broth and saffron, raise to a high heat and gently mix together

  6. When it comes to a boil add in the rice, give it one final mix so everything is evenly distributed, after this step do not mix the rice again, but you can give the pan a gentle mix once in a while

  7. After 9 to 10 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed but there´s still plenty of broth left, lower the fire to a low-medium heat, then add in the peas, making sure to evenly spread them around, and the salmon fillets in a single layer, simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until all the broth has been absorbed, then raise to a medium heat and go for 2 to 3 minutes to achieve the socarrat (burnt caramelized rice underneath), then remove the pan from the heat

  8. Cover the pan with a dish cloth and let it sit for a couple of minutes, then uncover the pan and garnish with lemon wedges and finely chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Get the Spanish Paprika and Golden Saffron I used to make this Recipe

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Paella Rice with Salmon & Peas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 501 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 62mg21%
Sodium 638mg28%
Potassium 990mg28%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 951IU19%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclosure: At Spain on a Fork, we offer affiliate links to help you find what you need to re-create our recipes. If you like what we do, you can support us through our chosen links, which earn us a commission, but you still pay the same price. Learn more here.


  1. Chomp

    5 stars
    Love the recipe. But I need to double up the recipe to feed my family of 5, do we need to cook longer for the rice to obsorb the broth?

    02 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Cooking time should be close to the same, just keep an eye on it 🙂 Much love

      02 . Aug . 2023
  2. Janet hunton

    5 stars
    All your recipes are fabulous

    11 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thank you for the comment! Much appreciated 🙂

      11 . Jul . 2023
  3. Edward Spanton

    5 stars
    Another great,easy and tasty recipe.
    I will enjoy in the UK, and take it with me to Marbella next week.

    10 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds amazing!!! Much love 🙂

      10 . Jul . 2023
  4. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use tofu and vegetable broth i never had spanish paella rice with salmon and peas before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    10 . Jul . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      10 . Jul . 2023

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating