Paella is the one Spanish dish which is world famous and needs no introduction. This very quick version is obviously not the "real thing", however it is an ideal last-minute showy dish, since it uses readily available ingredients.
|2||onions, chopped||400 g|
|1||yellow or red sweet peppers, chopped||200 g|
|2 tbsp||olive oil||30 mL|
|1/4 tsp||paprika||1 g|
|1 pinch||saffron powder||0.1 g|
|1 2/3 cup||arborio rice||300 g|
|3 cups||vegetable broth, low-sodium||750 mL|
|24||shrimp, medium-large||240 g|
|1/2 cup||frozen peas||60 g|
|1 pinch||cayenne pepper [optional]||0.1 g|
|ground pepper to taste [optional]|
|2 tbsp||Italian parsley, fresh, chopped [optional]||10 g|
Before you start
Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.
For good results, use only good quality spices.
- Prepare the vegetables: Chop the onion and bell pepper.
- Heat the oil in a heavy pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell pepper, then sauté until golden brown, 7-8 min, with occasional stirring. Stir in the paprika, saffron, cayenne pepper (optional), and rice. Sauté 1 min with stirring. Pour in all the broth except about 1/4 cup, then bring to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to 'low', cover and simmer until the rice is almost tender, about 18 min.
- Put the shrimp on top of the rice, add the peas and drizzle with the remaining broth (add a little water, if necessary, to moisten the contents). Cover and cook until the shrimp is opaque in the centres and pink-coloured, 5-6 min. Adjust the seasoning, sprinkle with parsley (optional) then serve in the warmed dishes.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 Serving (400g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
|Vegetables and Fruits :||1 ½||servings|
|Grain Products :||2||servings|
|Milk and Alternatives :||0||serving|
|Meat and Alternatives :||¾||serving|
ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Free :
- Added Sugar, Trans Fat
- Low :
- Saturated Fat
- Source of :
- Calcium, Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Manganese, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K
- Good source of :
- Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Zinc
- Excellent source of :
- Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C
- Diet-related health claims :
|Meat and Alternatives||1 ½|