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Spanish-Style Paella Recipe

Spanish-Style Paella Recipe

If you enjoy cooking ethnic foods, this hearty rice dish will be a favorite. It's brimming with generous chunks of sausage, shrimp and veggies.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 strands saffron, crushed or 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup sweet red pepper strips
  • 1/2 cup green pepper strips
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas


  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook sausage and chicken in oil for 5 minutes or until sausage is lightly browned and chicken is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain if necessary.
  • 2. Stir in rice and onion. Cook until onion is tender and rice is lightly browned, stirring frequently. Add the broth, tomatoes, paprika, cayenne, salt and saffron. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 3. Stir in the shrimp, peppers and peas. Cover and cook 10 minutes longer or until rice is tender, shrimp turn pink and liquid is absorbed. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 237 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 543mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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padgett User ID: 2203633 246229
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2016

"This was really good but I used thick 'n chunky salsa instead of tomatoes and Mexi-corn instead of the peas."

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 227090
Reviewed May. 28, 2015

"This was absolutely delicious! I did make the following changes, though--decreased the cayenne pepper to 1/8 t, used an orange pepper and diced it, adding it with the onion, omitted the peas, and added additional salt to taste. My only complaint was that the rice didn't get as tender as I wanted it to, no matter how much longer I cooked it. Next time, I might try cooking the rice separately and then add it to the mixture. I might also try using diced tomatoes, also."

jennt1981 User ID: 2611777 157315
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2014

"I had never made paella before and this was a great recipe to use as a guide. In place of the sausage and chicken I used chopped turkey bacon and a medley of seafood including shrimp, calamari (both rings and tentacles) and mussels. I didn't have cayenne but did use turmeric along with the saffron. My boyfriend tends to get heart burn from peppers so I omitted those all together. I shared some with my parents and they enjoyed it as much as we did!"

msfedd User ID: 2444123 155449
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"Any idea what the Nutritional Values are?"

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