Yummy Quick Paella.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

This may be my new favorite dinner. I'd like to say it's because it is so unbelievably yummy, which it is, but I think it is my favorite because it is just so damn easy to make. It's great for Summer given that there is not too much "actual" cooking involved, and the ingredients are pretty seasonal. Even if it is Winter where you live, the recipe calls for frozen and jarred veggies so you should not have any problem finding the necessary ingredients

We love it, and I hope you do too!

Quick Paella
Serves 4
10 minutes active time, 45 minutes total cook time


3/4 pound cooked chorizo or any type of spicy sausage (I used chicken) cut into chunks.
4 tbs olive oil
1 1- pound bag saffron rice
1 9- ounce package frozen artichokes hearts, thawed and drained
1 8-ounce jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup white wine, or another cup of chicken broth
1 pound large shrimp, peeled
1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
2 cups water


1) In a large skillet with a lid, brown the sausage in the oil until crispy, about 5 minutes. 2) Add the rice, artichoke hearts, peppers, broth or wine, and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. 3) Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until most of the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. 4) Stir in the shrimp and peas. Cover and continue cooking until the shrimp are opaque, 5 to 7 minutes. 


The Missus said...

ohh! This looks so good! I am DYING to get into my house and get access to my kitchen stuff! Then I can finally start cooking legitimate meals again!

I am definitely going to add this one to my list to try next month!

Erin said...

I'll definitely be trying this! Is it ironic that the best paella I ever had was made by my Japanese, Presbyterian pastor?

gaelikaa said...

Looks lovely!

Anonymous said...

I would add a touch of real Saffron in there to spice it up. It sounds delicious!

KT said...

I'm making this for dinner Friday!

Polly said...

Sounds awesome. Do you think you could leave the shrimp out? My husband is allergic to all things seafood.

Yummy Mummy said...

Polly, I bet you could use any type seafood, or even chicken, or just add some more sausage!

I'm so psyched for you all to try it!


Callie Durbrow said...

Sounds great! I would definitely go with a chicken and shrimp mix...can't wait to try.