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Sausage and Shrimp Paella

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy a Spanish standard at home! Saffron gives rice, chorizo, shrimp and vegetables a pretty golden color.

Ingredients

3 1/2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
teaspoon saffron threads
1
lb cooked smoked chorizo sausage, sliced
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with herbs, undrained
2 1/4
cups uncooked Arborio or regular long-grain rice
1
cup dry white wine or nonalcoholic white wine
1/2
lb cooked peeled deveined medium shrimp, thawed if frozen, tail shells removed
1
cup frozen sweet peas
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat broth to boiling. Stir in saffron; set aside.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large paella pan or 3-inch-deep 12-inch ovenproof skillet, cook sausage over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Move sausage to one side of pan. Add bell peppers and onion to pan. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender. Stir in garlic and tomatoes; heat to boiling. Stir in rice, wine and heated broth mixture; heat to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 15 minutes; remove from heat.
  • 3 Stir in shrimp and peas. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

The saffron stirred into the hot broth gives this paella its classic look and flavor.

Substitute 1/2 pound firm white fish, cut into chunks, or scallops for the shrimp, if you desire.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
540
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
36%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
1420mg
59%
Potassium
540mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
56g
19%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
6g
Protein
28g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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