Thank you for the reply Kookette! I wanted to know a brand because I used to use one that was wonderful, but the last time I prepared paella, I used a rice that just didn't triple like others. And for the seafood... it is kind difficult to tell, it is very easy to find the frozen seafood at the supermarket, we live about twelve hours away from the coast, and I would love to be able to buy freshly caught seafood, we have a wonderful supermarket that I can special order for certain occasions. Tomorrow my husband and I have some guests for dinner, they've never eaten paella before, but they love seafood, so that is what I am preparing, "una paella mixta". What would you serve as dessert? Oh! I saw that you just joinned in, so "Welcome!!!"