Quick Shellfish Paella

This paella is cooked uncovered, so the aroma will fill your kitchen. It's also quick to prepare, thanks to the use of already peeled and deveined shrimp.


6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 6 Minutes
Cook: 42 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 227
Caloriesfromfat 14 %
Fat 3.5 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Protein 17.1 g
Carbohydrate 30.8 g
Fiber 3.1 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 910 mg
Calcium 58 mg


6 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can stewed tomatoes with onion, celery, and bell pepper (such as Del Monte), undrained
1/2 pound small mussels (about 15 mussels), scrubbed and debearded
1/2 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1 cup frozen petite green peas


1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add rice; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 minutes.

3. Add tomatoes, mussels, and shrimp; cook 5 more minutes or until mussels open, stirring occasionally to break up tomatoes. Stir in peas; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Discard any unopened shells. Let paella stand 5 minutes.

Gretchen Brown,

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

October 2006
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