Easy-Does-It Barley Paella

Enjoy a Spanish staple at home! Packed with shrimp, chicken, sausage and barley, even a single helping of this easy-to-do dinner recipe is sure to satisfy!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

2
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2
cup uncooked hulled barley
4
oz bulk chorizo sausage
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) petite diced tomatoes, undrained
1
teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
1 1/2
cups (1-inch pieces) cooked chicken breast
4
oz frozen cooked cocktail shrimp (from 12-oz bag), thawed, drained and tails shells removed
1
cup frozen sweet peas (from 1-lb bag), thawed
1
can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, cut into fourths

  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat broth to boiling. Stir in barley. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour or until tender.
  • 2 Fifteen minutes before barley is done, heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over high heat. Add sausage; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, to crumble. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion is slightly browned. Set aside.
  • 3 Stir tomatoes and paprika into barley. Return to boiling. Stir in cooked onion mixture and remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

This recipe received rave reviews at our taste panels and will in your home, too. If you have trouble finding smoked Spanish paprika, substitute 1 teaspoon sweet paprika and 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke.

Whole Grain Serving: 1

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.