Authentic Seafood Paella


Paella is a classic Spanish dish of rice cooked with shellfish and seasoned with saffron. It is perfect for easy entertaining.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • ½ tomato, finely diced

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika

  • 6 fresh romano or green beans

  • ½ cup canned butter beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup white rice

  • 6 large shrimp

  • 6 mussels

  • 6 clams

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 2 cups seafood stock

  • 1 pinch saffron threads

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 cup fresh peas

  • 5 baby squid, cut into rings and tentacles

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over high heat. Cook and stir onion, tomato, salt, and smoked paprika into the hot oil until softened, about 3 minutes. Add romano beans, butter beans, and rice; cook and stir until rice is coated with oil, 2 to 3 minutes.

  2. Place shrimp, mussels, and clams over the top of the rice mixture. Pour in white wine and seafood stock; sprinkle in saffron threads and rosemary. Bring mixture to a simmer. Turn shellfish and continue to cook until clams and mussels have opened, and shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove clams, mussels, and shrimp and set aside.

  3. Stir peas into the paella; simmer, uncovered, until rice is tender and has absorbed the liquid, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in squid, and return clams, mussels, and shrimp to the pan. Cook until squid is opaque and cooked through, 2 to 3 more minutes. Serve with lemon wedges and chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

784 Calories
20g Fat
74g Carbs
53g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 784
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 301mg 100%
Sodium 980mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 9g 32%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 58mg 292%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 15mg 84%
Potassium 1500mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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