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    Super Easy Paella

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    1 hr 25 mins

    30 mins

    55 mins

    IJustThrewItTogether's Note:

    My dad is from Spain and growing up we had the "real" thing for every holiday. I have been able to serve this to my extended family with no one the wiser and it is A LOT QUICKER AND EASIER than the traditional one and you don't need the Paella pan.

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    1. 1
      Chop the chicken into 1 inch chunks.
    2. 2
      Salt, pepper and garlic powder the meat.
    3. 3
      Brown in oil that has been heated in a large pot such as a Dutch Oven.
    4. 4
      Remove chicken and add peppers, onion, garlic, and cook until soft (about 10 minutes).
    5. 5
      Remove and put with chicken.
    6. 6
      In the same pot, combine, the tomatoes (you may need to cut them depending on the brand) and the liquid with the broth and water.
    7. 7
      Bring to a boil.
    8. 8
      Add turmeric and paprika and stir in the rice.
    9. 9
      Add the chicken and vegetables.
    10. 10
      Cover tightly and reduce heat to simmer (low or med low).
    11. 11
      Cook for 30-35 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
    12. 12
      Add shrimp and scallops be sure to PUSH THEM TO THE BOTTOM UNDER THE RICE.
    13. 13
      Cook for 5-10 minutes uncovered or until the shrimp are pink.
    14. 14
      You may add a can of peas which I don't but it is the traditional way.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 28, 2013


      Very good and so simple. I added a mirepoix after removing the peppers & substituted white wine for the water. It added a very nice depth of flavor to the dish. Will definitely make again ... it was a hit!

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    • on July 07, 2012

      Just made this today and served it to friends. They LOVED this paella. We've all traveled a lot - with husband's employers and for pleasure. It was SO easy and delicious. I added 2 small links of Spanish choriso right before I added added the shrimp and scallops and stirred it in. Super easy and moist.

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    • on January 20, 2009


      Excellent. Made it last night. I may make it with less or no chicken next time. Great easy recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Super Easy Paella

    Serving Size: 1 (416 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 389.3
    Calories from Fat 96
    Total Fat 10.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 161.9 mg
    Sodium 1215.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 31.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 39.9 g

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