Inspired by Spanish paella, this quick and easy vegetable, rice and shrimp dish is a take on tradition that’s hard to beat!
Dine on Spanish food in the comfort of your own home with this Quick and Easy Paella recipe. Use our Minute® Instant White Rice and shrimp for this dish, or substitute your seafood of choice.
Heat oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes, or until the vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
Add shrimp, chicken broth and turmeric, if using, to skillet. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Stir in rice and peas and carrots and cover. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir before serving.
If your skillet doesn’t have a lid, simply cover it with a large piece of tinfoil, tucked around the edges to prevent steam from escaping. Just be careful when removing it, as the steam will be very hot!
This traditional Spanish dish comes straight to your kitchen from the region of Valencia, Spain. Although the original dish is a bit complicated and time-consuming to prepare, our version is a quick and simple skillet dish perfect for anyone craving Spanish flavors.
The vegetables are sautéed first to give added flavor to the rice along with the chicken broth, turmeric and shrimp. If you’re looking to cut down on sodium intake, try using low-sodium chicken broth, or simply use half water and half broth.
To make your dish slightly more authentic, cut up two medium tomatoes into small pieces and sauté them along with the other vegetables. The tomatoes will release a lot of water when cooked so you may need to add slightly less broth if there is extra liquid in the skillet before adding the rice.
Not a fan of shrimp? Simply substitute your protein of choice, like seasoned chicken or pork. If you’re looking for a vegetarian version of this dish, use tofu or seitan. If you’re a true seafood lover, save some shrimp to use in this Jambalaya Skillet recipe another night of the week.
If you’re looking for something with Latin American flavor, learn how to make this Mexican Rice Recipe.