Feel like Spanish tonight? This paella recipe makes it easy with Zatarain's yellow rice, shrimp, smoked sausage, onion and peas. If you want to give it a little more South Louisiana flavor, use andouille sausage.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water, sausage, tomatoes, onion and parsley to boil in large skillet. Stir in Rice Mix. Return to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 minutes.

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  • Stir in shrimp and peas. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or just until shrimp turn pink and rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 14.8g; carbohydrates 24.4g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 106.1mg; sodium 864.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
I sautéed the onions and green peppers with a 1 Tbsp of butter instead of frozen peas. I added some garlic in the beginning as well. I added the smoked sausage, tomatoes and then 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth. I didn’t have Zatarin’s so I just poured in a cup of jasmine rice. I let it cook for 18 mins. I covered the shrimp with 2 tsp of Cancun seasoning and cooked the shrimp in a separate pan with butter because not everyone in my family likes shrimp. When the rice is done cooking, I served the dish and added the shrimp and some cayenne pepper. Yummmmmm Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2016
This was a very quick and easy jambalaya. I used sweet Italian chicken sausage links in place of the smoked sausage and just left them whole so I could give it to the kids and tell them it was a hot dog lol... I also used an entire 28oz can of diced tomatoes since that's what I had on hand and then decreased the water to about 1 1/2cups. This was good but not amazing. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
I sautéed the onions and green peppers with a 1 Tbsp of butter instead of frozen peas. I added some garlic in the beginning as well. I added the smoked sausage, tomatoes and then 1 1/2 cup of chicken broth. I didn’t have Zatarin’s so I just poured in a cup of jasmine rice. I let it cook for 18 mins. I covered the shrimp with 2 tsp of Cancun seasoning and cooked the shrimp in a separate pan with butter because not everyone in my family likes shrimp. When the rice is done cooking, I served the dish and added the shrimp and some cayenne pepper. Yummmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2017
I made this with the shrimp andouille sausage and leftover chicken (my wife doesn't like shrimp) and it was very good. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2018
Try using either chicken or vegetable stock instead of water and chopped green pepper in place of peas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2017
I used chicken broth instead of water added some rotisserie chicken. Had andouie sausage. Made a delicious meal loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2018
I made the recipe as written. I m planning on making it again for the entire family. At sometime when asparagus is garden fresh I ll swap out the peas. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2020
This is such a great and easy recipe for the paella novice like myself. I was surprised that the shrimp came out perfect using the cooking time recommended. Instead of water I used vegetable broth. The only thing I noticed was that it tasted a bit salty and that could of been because I used vegetable broth or because the rice mix I used was Mahatma Spanish rice. Next time I ll look at the sodium content and cut it somewhere. Nonetheless I loved this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2016
This was a very good and easy recipe to make. I found the andouille sausage too spicy so would stick with a mild sausage next time. I would definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2017
I used andouille sausage and doubled the amount because I didn't have shrimp so I skipped that part. I know andouille is spicy and it was no joke how spicy it was. Also I added a little salt and pepper to the end product for a little more flavor besides just straight spice. Overall it was good and I can see that lots of substitutes can be made for the various proteins. Also I'm sure other veggies can be used as well. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2016
Very good and very easy... Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/08/2016
This was a very quick and easy jambalaya. I used sweet Italian chicken sausage links in place of the smoked sausage and just left them whole so I could give it to the kids and tell them it was a hot dog lol... I also used an entire 28oz can of diced tomatoes since that's what I had on hand and then decreased the water to about 1 1/2cups. This was good but not amazing. Read More
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