Super Easy Paella

"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."
 
Super Easy Paella created by Emmk7821
Ready In:
1hr 25mins
Ingredients:
14
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Chop the chicken into 1 inch chunks.
  • Salt, pepper and garlic powder the meat.
  • Brown in oil that has been heated in a large pot such as a Dutch Oven.
  • Remove chicken and add peppers, onion, garlic, and cook until soft (about 10 minutes).
  • Remove and put with chicken.
  • 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.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add turmeric and paprika and stir in the rice.
  • Add the chicken and vegetables.
  • Cover tightly and reduce heat to simmer (low or med low).
  • Cook for 30-35 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Add shrimp and scallops be sure to PUSH THEM TO THE BOTTOM UNDER THE RICE.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes uncovered or until the shrimp are pink.
  • You may add a can of peas which I don't but it is the traditional way.

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  1. Emmk7821
    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!
     
  2. Emmk7821
    Very good and so simple. I added a mirepoix after removing the peppers and 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!
     
  3. Emmk7821
    Super Easy Paella Created by Emmk7821
  4. nldr8164
    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.
     
  5. DougC
    Excellent. Made it last night. I may make it with less or no chicken next time. Great easy recipe.
     

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