Quick Paella

Quick Paella Recipe

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jean clements


quick and easy dinner


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5 Min
20 Min
Pan Fry


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3 Tbsp
olive oil
3 clove
garlic, chopped
1 c
frozen onions and bell peppers (6 oz)
1/4 lb
kielbasa (not low-fat), quartered lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (1 cup)
2 c
instant long-grain white rice such as uncle ben's
1/4 c
dry white wine
1 1/4 c
reduced-sodium chicken broth (10 fl oz)
1/8 tsp
crumbled saffron threads
frozen cleaned raw medium shrimp such as contessa brand
1 1/4 lb
cockles or other very small (1-inch-wide) hard-shelled clams, scrubbed
1 c
frozen peas
1/2 c
small pimiento-stuffed green olives

How to Make Quick Paella


  • 1Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until just smoking, then sauté garlic and frozen onions and peppers, stirring, until garlic and onions are golden, about 2 minutes.
  • 2Add kielbasa and cook, stirring, until kielbasa is lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  • 3Add rice, wine, broth, saffron, and shrimp and cook, covered and undisturbed, over high heat until most of liquid is absorbed and shrimp are cooked through, about 6 minutes.
  • 4Stir in cockles, peas, and olives and cook, covered, until cockles open wide, 2 to 4 minutes. (Discard any cockles that remain unopened after 4 minutes.)
  • 5Remove from heat and let stand, covered, until all liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.

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About Quick Paella

Course/Dish: Seafood
Main Ingredient: Seafood
Regional Style: Spanish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #dinner, #Seafood

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