We made paella.
Have you done this? It's pretty much the same as making risotto, except there's some more-involved meatwork. You sort of "jerk" the chicken in paprika and oregano for a couple hours before browning it, I think that's where it gets most of its distinctive flavor. That and the chorizo.
We included clams and prawns, but I would omit these if saving any of it for later because seafood leaves a lingering, unpleasant taste that the dog doesn't like. She sniffed a spoonful of the cold leftovers and looked up at me with those watery, plaintive eyes that she has. My dog looked at me with her eyes.