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What is the difference between "seafood casserole" and "paella"?

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Paella is a specific type of rice dish, cooked in a wide, flat pan. Although sesfood is typical, it can also be made without seafood. (I typically just do chicken and sausage)

Casseroles, however, are typically a higher sided earthware or similar dish, and baked. They typically have starch, but it might be rice, noodles, or a biscuit top. They might use a cream based sauce, or cheese, which would not be included in a paella.

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I don't agree with the answer that states

"paella is a specific type of seafood casserole"

A Casserole is cooked in the oven (usually in a casserole dish or dutch oven), a paella should be cooked on the stove top in a paella pan or frying pan.

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Pealla is a specific type of seafood casserole. Every square is a rhombus but not every rhombus is a square.

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