Quick Paella

Bring the fabulous flavors of Spanish cuisine to your dinner table with this delicious rice dish packed with clams and shrimp – skillet dinner made ready in just 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/4
cup margarine or butter
1 1/3
cups uncooked instant rice
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups water
2
cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
1
can (6 1/2 ounces) minced clams, drained
4
ounces frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
Pinch of saffron or ground turmeric, if desired
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

  • 1 Melt margarine in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook rice, onion, bell pepper and garlic in margarine, stirring occasionally, until rice is light brown.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 5 minutes or until rice is tender.

Expert Tips

Paella is really a meal in itself. Offer refreshing lemon sherbet and shortbread cookies for dessert.

Paella is the Gypsy contraction of the Spanish words para and ella, meaning "for her."

If you don't have shrimp on hand, use a 5-ounce can of chunk chicken instead.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
345
(
Calories from Fat
115),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
910mg
910%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
24%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 1 Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.