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Easy Paella recipe

fried chicken with basil in the pan

Easy Paella recipe:

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Total time: 65 minutes Serves: 4-6


  • 2 cups short-grain Spanish rice
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 pound mussels, scrubbed and debearded
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads
  • Lemon wedges for serving

Instructions for Easy Paella recipe:

  1. In a large paella pan or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, and saffron and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice and stir to coat with the tomato mixture.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the shrimp, mussels, peas, and parsley to the pan. Cover and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and the mussels have opened. Discard any mussels that do not open.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. To dress it up, you can garnish it with some lemon wedges, chopped parsley or some alioli

Nutrition per serving (based on 4 servings): Calories: 478 Fat: 19g Carbs: 51g Protein: 22g

Note: Paella is a classic Spanish dish that can be made with a variety of meats and seafood. This recipe is a simple version that can be easily made at home, but feel free to customize it with your favorite ingredients.

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