2 (3.5-ounce) packages boil-in-bag brown rice (such as Uncle Ben's)
3/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups water
1 (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups frozen shelled edamame
2 dozen mussels, scrubbed and debearded
How to Make It
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chorizo to pan; sauté 1 minute or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove rice from bags. Add rice to pan; sauté 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in salt, paprika, and pepper; sauté 30 seconds. Add 1 1/2 cups water and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 10 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is almost absorbed.
Stir in edamame. Nestle mussels into rice mixture. Cover and cook 4 minutes or until mussels open and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat. Discard any unopened mussels.
Wine note: Think pink for paella. Crisp, dry Beckmen 2009 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache Rosé (Santa Ynez Valley, $18) has vibrant red fruit and spice to cover the smoked paprika and chorizo. Great acidity keeps going with the tomatoes, and rich texture wraps around the mussels. --Sara Schneider
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This recipe is delicious!! My husband loved it! I followed the recipe exactly and was happy with the flavor of everything. The chorizo was hard to find the first time I made it and I think I'll substitute another sausage next time I make this recipe. It was great!
Super quick and easy, and surprisingly flavorful! I made some substitutions, though: subbed Chourico (Portuguese Hot Sausage) for Spanish Chorizo because of availability; subbed Shrimp for Mussels because of my midweek inability to get to the store to buy fresh seafood. I also added 1/4 tsp. more paprika. This one is worth repeating.
This was neither outstanding or terrible. I had a summer sausage I received for Christmas so this seemed like a good thing to do with it. First of all I couldn't find any boil in a bag brown rice so I just used regular Uncle Bens Rice, as well I substituted shrimp for mussels and green peas for edamame. I cooked it longer then it said since paella is supposed to have a nice crunchy bottom. While we did eat it, the carb overload was a little to much for both my boyfriend and I. I don't think I would make it again for that reason.
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