1 Review

Rabbit, Artichoke and Rosemary Paella Recipe

Receta de Paella de Conejo y Alcachofa con Romero

1 hour, 20 minutes

6 Servings

Rabbit is a classic ingredient in Valencian paella. Rabbit is delicious, low-fat and amazingly tender. Paired with aromatic rosemary, baby artichokes and fresh asparagus, this rabbit paella is an earthy and intensely flavorful dish. Don’t be put off by using a whole rabbit, if you can cut up a chicken, this recipe will be a piece of cake!



Nutritional Facts

Calories 882;
Total Fat 26.7 gr (34%);
Saturated Fat 6.5 gr (32%);
Cholesterol 155 mg (52%);
Sodium 888 mg (39%);
Total Carbohydrates 84.6 gr (31%);
Fiber 16.7 gr (60%);
Sugars 4.3 gr;
Protein 70.4 gr;
Vitamin D 0%;
Calcium 15%;
Iron 69%;
Potassium 41%;

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

How To Cook


In a small sauce pot, prepare the ñora peppers by pricking a few holes in the dried peppers and soaking them in a heatproof bowl with 1 cup boiling water for 30 minutes. Remove the peppers from the water, cut the peppers open, remove seeds and lay flat on a cutting board skin side down. With the back side of a knife or a spoon scrape the inside flesh away from the skins. 


Using sharp kitchen shears or heavy chef’s knife, cut the rabbit into pieces through the bone. Cut the hind legs and front legs in half and the body lengthwise and then into 4-6 pieces.


Heat 4 tbsp of the olive oil in a 15-inch paella pan over a medium-high heat. Season the rabbit pieces with salt and pepper and sauté until nicely golden on all sides. Remove rabbit aside to a plate.


Slice off the woody ends of the asparagus and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces. Add 1 cup water to a small pot and boil asparagus for 1-2 minutes or until bright green. Strain immediately and rinse with very cold water to stop the cooking. Set aside. 


Add the onion and garlic to the paella pan with oil used for the rabbit and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until onion is soft. Add the white wine, rosemary leaves, smoked paprika and the tomate frito, and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the stock and bay leaves. Add the rabbit pieces and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste and season for salt and pepper.


Evenly distribute the rice into the pan, gently stirring around the rabbit pieces to combine. Arrange artichokes around the pan tucking them a little into the rice. Raise heat to medium–high and let simmer vigorously for 6 minutes, then scatter over the asparagus. Lower the heat and simmer gently for another 15 minutes. It is important to not stir the rice at this point. At the end of cooking, all the liquid should have been absorbed and the rice should be just tender.

Turn off the heat, cover the pan with a large sheet of foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes. Garnish with rosemary.

Serve warm with the lemon wedges, crusty bread and a Spanish white or rosé wine.

Ratings and Reviews


1 Reviews

Reminded me of a paella I tried in Spain. This was my first try with rabbit at home, but I'll be ordering it from La Tienda again for this paella.

July 2022