Paella is said to be a perfect union between 2 cultures from Spain, the Romans, for the pan and the Arabs, that brought rice. Paella is a Spanish rice dish that includes different combinations of vegetables, seafood, spices and meats with saffron as the star to tie everything together. Paella is served family style and the perfect dish to impress your friends. The best part, you can make this in about an hour tops! I would serve this up with your favorite white.