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Paella-Inspired Cholent

Paella Cholent

This sausage packed flavorful cholent is inspired by Paella, which is a Spanish dish of rice, sausage, chicken or seafood. Arborio rice is a must in this dish, as it is a very thick grain rice that will not fall apart in your slow cooker.                   

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  • 8Servings


  • 2 cups Arborio rice     
  • 1 whole chicken, cut into eighths
  • 1 pack (4 sausages) Jack's Gourmet spicy Mexican sausages
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Spanish onion
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 green peppers
  • 6 whole cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon saffron
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper (a bit more if you like spice)
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed (for serving)
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped parsley (for serving)
  • Lemon wedges (for serving)


1. Combine all ingredients together in crock pot.

2. Add water to cover.

3. Cover the crockpot and cook on high heat for 1 1⁄2 hours and low heat overnight.

4. Serve topped with peas and parsley and lemon wedges.

Recipe originally published in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine Fall 2014 Subscribe Now

Fall 2014 Magazine