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Skillet Paella

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)
This one-dish meal makes the most of saffron-enhanced rice, shrimp, and chicken with summer vegetables from the freezer. Substitute a dash of turmeric if you don't have saffron.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn
  • 1/2 cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 1/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 256
  • caloriesfromfat 12 %
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 1.5 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 27.2 g
  • carbohydrate 29 g
  • fiber 3.5 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 2.8 mg
  • sodium 748 mg
  • calcium 111 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and oregano; sauté 4 minutes. Add rice, saffron, and chicken; sauté 3 minutes. Add broth and remaining ingredients except peas; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until rice is done. Stir in the peas.

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