Paella - With Seafood and Rice Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In55 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
TasteFeel
MethodSpeciality
Main Ingredient, , Interest Group,

Recipe Story

Paella is officially a Valencian rice dish in Spain. There are mainly three types of paella Valencian paella, seafood paella and mixed paella. Valenican paella consists of white rice, beans, green vegetables, beans, snails and meat. Seafood paella incorporates sea food, white rice and seasoning and mixed paella is the mixture of Valencian and seafood paella. The key ingredients used in making in paella sometimes include saffron and olive oil. Seafood paella recipe is usually used by people living in the Mediterranean coast. Try this exotic dish of Shrimp paella and enjoy!

Ingredients

 Uncooked white rice1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Minced garlic1 Teaspoon
 Fresh shrimp1 1⁄2 Pound, shelled and deveined without tail
 Canned chicken broth23 Ounce (1.5 Cans, 15 Ounces Each)
 Canned diced peeled tomatoes with juice23 Ounce (1.5 Cans, 15 Ounces Each)
 Saffron threads5

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 428 Calories from Fat 39

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.7%

Saturated Fat 0.92 g4.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 258.5 mg86.2%

Sodium 521.3 mg21.7%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g17.9%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g16.7%

Sugars 0.2 g

Protein 45 g89.5%

Vitamin A 28.9% Vitamin C 31.3%

Calcium 17.4% Iron 42.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

This is a great dish and takes very little preparation time.
Take garlic and mince it. Take shrimp and devein it leaving the shells on. Take 15 ounces of tomatoes and peel them. Chop up the tomatoes.
Take a pan and put water in it. Let the water boil on high flame. Throw in rice to the water. Once the rice and reduce down the heat. Cook the rice for 20 minutes or so.
Take a large skillet and place it over medium heat. Put in olive oil and let it get warm. Make sure that the oil is hot but not smoking hot. Throw in the garlic and shrimp and cook until the shrimp are cooked to perfection or until the shrimp turn pink.
Next pour the broth in the skillet along with tomatoes and saffron. Mix all this nicely. Bring everything to a boil stirring from time to time. Add in 1 cup of rice to the skillet containing shrimp and lower down the flame to low. Cook for not more than 10 minutes.
Take out the paella shrimp rice on to a service plate. Dish it up with chopped parsley and serve right away.

You can add in beans, snails and vegetables as well to give more taste to the dish. Dish up this dish with lime wedges. Sprinkle some lemon juice on the top for a citrusy flavor. And if you just want the shrimp try out this shrimp recipe collection!
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