Simple Paella

1 review, 4 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

You will want to make this dish often.


1 8-oz box yellow rice, Spanish style
1 3-oz link spicy sausage; (like chorizo) diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup Onion; chopped
1 cup Red bell pepper; coarsely choped
2 large cloves garlic; minced
1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp; shelled and deveined
1 pinch Saffron threads; or 1/2 tsp powdered saffron
1 cup Cherry tomato; halves
1/2 cup Dry white wine
salt and pepper; to taste
1 cup Frozen petite peas; thawed in bowl warm water for
3 tbsps Cilantro leaves; coarsely chopped

Original recipe makes 4



In a medium saucepan cook rice according to package directions. Let sit, covered, 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large (10 to 12 inch) nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, brown sausage; remove and set aside. Add olive oil to skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cover and cook until onions are soft, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp, saffron, tomatoes and wine and cook, stirring, until shrimp's bright pink and just cooked through, about 2 to 3 minutes. (Tip: If some shrimp cook faster than others, remove as they pink so they don't overcook.) Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add sausage and peas to rice and fluff with a fork. Divide rice amoung 4 bowls. Spoon shrimp and juices over rice and top with cilantro.


From start to setting the food on the table, this recipe should take no more than 45 minutes.

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From start to setting the food on the table, this recipe should take no more than 45 minutes. [I posted this recipe.]
lparish 7y ago

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