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Quantity of rice per diameter of paella pan?

I don't think you'll find the information you are looking for, for multiple reasons: The most direct one: because the same pan can serve well a really wide range of rations. We've cooked excellent ...
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Could overfrying and/or undersimmering the Spanish rice have caused it to develop a cardboard-like taste and a pungent odour?

The simple explanation is that your mother regularly burned the rice. That would cause all of the off flavors you mentioned. The fact that she says it should be "really dark" would ...
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Is Calrose rice a decent choice for paella?

Some will say no, some will say yes. I'm in the yes camp. If you want to make paella, and that's the only rice you have on hand, don't let anyone stop you. Use this as a learning experience. Be ...
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What is this Spanish dessert?

This is a variation of "Polvito Uruguayo", which is a typical dessert of Grand Canary Island, that is made with cookies, dulce de leche (caramel), and chantilly cream, and which can also be ...
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Quantity of rice per diameter of paella pan?

As @rumtscho says in his comment, it should scale quadratically. Your 40 cm diameter paella pan has an area of pi*(d/2)^2 = 1256.64 cm^2 (lets round that to 1250), while your 26 cm pan has an area of ...
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Is there an English word for the Spanish pepper called Ñora?

Almost certainly not. They look and sound a lot like cherry peppers, aka pimiento peppers, but are apparently a distinct cultivar. With the exception of commercially important (“Maris Piper”) or ...
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Is Calrose rice a decent choice for paella?

Calrose rice is a medium grain rice, it will probably work okay but it won't really have the right texture. If you are in the US there shouldn't be any problem finding short grain Arborio rice, which ...
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What's the difference between Prosciutto, Jamon Serrano and Speck?

Disclaimer: This answer doesn't include anything about Speck. There is a great article by Roberta Schira where the differences between Prosciutto di Parma and Jamón Iberico are explained. I'll try to ...
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Cracked Mexican/Spanish style rice

I will give you my tips and recipe. The best rice for mexican recipes is «arroz tipo morelos» (morelos state rice). When I cook this rice I do the following: 1.5 cups of arroz morelos 2 tomatoes ...
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What's in a 'Paella'?

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1878450X21001293#! Results Nine ingredients were used by more than 90% of the participants and the tenth, rabbit, was used by 88.9% of them (...
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How much Saffron to use?

Take it from an old burned-out hotel chef of 40 years...You are going to have to use trial and error until you have mastered this spice or any other spice. Heat the liquid you are using, add an ...
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Cracked Mexican/Spanish style rice

OMG, I've been trying to reproduce the same cracked rice effect my mother used to make. I know she only used long grain rice, but I'm still trying to perfect the cracked-ness! I know she never washed ...
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Cracked Mexican/Spanish style rice

The real answer is to make rice cracked is to use a pressure cooker, and just use the right amount of water. If you don't have a pressure cooker, you can preheat the rice on an iron skillet for a few ...
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Choricitos a la sidra -- raw or cured?

The typical recipe from Asturias uses slightly cured (3-4 days) chorizos. But that's just the traditional recipe, you may want to try different chorizos (there are basically endless different kind of ...
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What type of chorizo is this?

A couple of the largest clues to help you If it's Spanish, it's probably OK 'raw', if it's Mexican, probably not. If it's soft & squashy, it needs cooking, if it's firm & wrinkled it's OK as ...
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What is this crustacean on my plate?

It's called a mantis shrimp ("galeras" in Spain). They are edible and popular in Spain and Southern China. However, as you observed, they are somewhat difficult and unrewarding to eat.
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Is there an olive oil brand named "Orci" in Spain?

If you look at the 3rd image you can read packed by Aceites del Sur a quick internet search returns a Spanish company with that name Our Group has been active for more than 150 years producing, ...
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Figuring out Spanish/Basque savory flan

I've had similar ones at places in Barcelona. This is likely not a flan and just a soft creamy blue cheese with pepper or quince jelly topped with different nuts - it looks like yours may have pine ...
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Could overfrying and/or undersimmering the Spanish rice have caused it to develop a cardboard-like taste and a pungent odour?

Arroz guisado does not mean fried rice, it means stewed rice! I don't know if in Mexico is different, but we don't usually fry the rice in Spain. You usually fry lightly the garlic, pepper, chicken... ...
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Gas Grill vs. Burner for Paella

I make paella regularly. I am either using a paella pan that fits into the top of my Big Green Egg, or a slightly smaller paella pan that I can use on my indoor gas range. Given your two choices, I ...
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Is Torta de Santiago supposed to be very moist?

Torta de Santiago should be moist, but I wouldn't describe it as very moist. Bear in mind that the standard presentation is to dust it heavily with icing sugar and then drench it in liquor when ...
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Can I include carrots in Tortilla de Patatas and can I use a casserole dish to make it taller?

You can put almost anything in tortillas. With tortilla de papas, you would typically fry the potatoes before hand, I would add the carrots there since those take a while to cook, like potatoes. I add ...
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Can I include carrots in Tortilla de Patatas and can I use a casserole dish to make it taller?

I'd most likely slice the carrots very thinly and fry them just before I did the potatoes. Boiling to soften and drying before frying would be another possibility if you're not being lazy. But I ...
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How much Saffron to use?

I'm going to disagree with the other answers a bit, and say you can have a recipe, a good recipe, that asks for a lot of saffron. Whether that's a recipe (or a flavor) you like is a different story, ...
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