paella means: Valencia is the origin of this Spanish rice dish. Paella is a popular Spanish dish. There are many recipes, but not all of them authentic. Rice, tomatoes and saffron are the only necessary ingredients for paella. Chicken, shrimp, tomatoes, beans, mussels and squid are some other ingredients. Shrimp, lobster and duck are some of the more elaborate options. (in Cooking Dictionary)
What else does paella mean?
Spanish rice and saffron are the main ingredients in this dish. The name of this dish is derived from the shallow, wide pan in which it was cooked. (in Cooking Dictionary)