Saffron Arroz Con Camarones (Saffron Rice With Shrimp)

READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Shell, devein and refrigerate shrimp.
  • Place shrimp shells in a saucepan with the water and boil about 15 minutes. Strain and reserve 3 cups of the water (adjust for serving changes). Discard the shells.
  • In a shallow pan, heat the oil over medium heat until fragrant and saute shrimp quickly, just until they turn pink. Refrigerate again.
  • In the same oil, saute the onion and bell pepper until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook another 2 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, wine, salt, pepper, saffron, cumin, oregano and bay leaf and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the rice and the reserved shrimp water. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover the pan and cook gently for about 30 minutes until the rice is tender and almost dry. Add the shrimp 5 minutes before the rice is done.
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