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Best Paella

 Best Paella
A big pan of paella is the perfect choice when cooking for a crowd. All you need to round out the meal is fresh bread and a green salad.—Jane Montgomery, Hilliard, Ohio
24 ServingsPrep: 55 min. Cook: 35 min.


  • 3 pounds uncooked skinless turkey breast, cubed
  • 4 pounds uncooked chorizo, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces or Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1 cup white wine or chicken broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 3-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon saffron threads or 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 3/4 cup pitted Greek olives
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley


  • In a large skillet, cook turkey and chorizo in oil in batches until
  • browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm.

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Directions (continued)

  • In the same skillet, saute onions and red pepper until tender. Add
  • garlic and cayenne; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in tomato puree and
  • wine. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened.
  • Transfer to a stock pot. Stir in the water, rice, broth, salt, thyme,
  • saffron, bay leaf, turkey and chorizo. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  • Add shrimp; cook for 2-3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Remove
  • from the heat; discard bay leaf. Stir in olives and parsley. Yield:
  • 24 servings (1 cup each).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 536 calories, 26 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 159 mg cholesterol, 1,430 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 39 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.