Quick Paella

Quick Paella Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
Spicy chipotle seasoning, precooked vegetable rice, and shrimp transform traditional paella into a fast weeknight fiesta.

Prep: 4 minutes; Cook: 9 minutes

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 4 Minutes
Cook: 9 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 322
Caloriesfromfat 12 %
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.3 g
Protein 30.6 g
Carbohydrate 39.3 g
Fiber 1.2 g
Cholesterol 159 mg
Iron 4.9 mg
Sodium 868 mg
Calcium 60 mg

Ingredients

1/4 teaspoon saffron threads
1/3 cup hot water
2 teaspoons salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash)
12 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1/2 pound chicken tenders, cut crosswise into bite-sized pieces
Butter-flavored cooking spray
2 (8.8-ounce) pouches microwaveable cooked garden vegetable rice (such as Uncle Ben's Ready Rice)
1/2 cup frozen petite green peas

Preparation

1. Combine saffron and 1/3 cup hot water in a small bowl.

2. Sprinkle chipotle seasoning over shrimp and chicken in a large bowl; toss well to coat. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp mixture to pan; coat mixture with cooking spray. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Stir in saffron mixture, rice, and peas, breaking up rice with a wooden spoon. Steam, covered, 3 minutes or until rice is thoroughly heated, shrimp and chicken are done, and peas are hot. Fluff with a fork.

Note:

Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast

April 2009
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