Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella

Spanish dinner ready in 30 minutes! Progresso® chicken broth and Green Giant® peas provide a simple addition to this paella that features mussels, clams and rice.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

10
fresh mussels in shells
10
fresh clams in shells
3
cups Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
3/4
gram saffron
1/4
cup olive oil
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2
cups uncooked converted white rice, rinsed
1/2
lb uncooked jumbo shrimp in shells (about 6)
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen baby sweet peas
1
sprig Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup sliced roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)
  1. Discard any broken-shell or open (dead) mussels and clams. Scrub remaining mussels and clams in cold water, removing any barnacles with a dull paring knife. Remove beards from mussels. Place mussels and clams in large container. Cover with cool water. Agitate water with hand to remove sand; then drain and discard water. Repeat several times until water runs clear; drain.
  2. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1/2 cup of the chicken broth uncovered on High 15 to 20 seconds or until hot. Place saffron in hot chicken broth; allow to rest about 5 minutes or until liquid is dark yellow. Set aside; do not discard saffron.
  3. In 14-inch paella pan or 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic and rice in oil 1 to 2 minutes or until onion is soft. Add shrimp, mussels, clams, peas, parsley, remainder of chicken broth, salt and saffron-infused broth.
  4. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover pan with foil. Cover foil with a wet towel, making sure no edges of towel hang over sides of pan. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, clams and mussels are open, shrimp is pink and rice is cooked.
  5. Removed unopened clams or mussels, and discard. Garnish with roasted peppers.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If desired add chorizo, chicken thighs and pork loin cubes to make it a favorite for all your guests.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.