I created this recipe to replicate paella for a crowd. I love paella, but it's expensive and not everyone likes the mussels and sausage in it. Serve this dish with a good Spanish wine and some bread and oil and it will be a sure crowd-pleaser!


Recipe Summary

25 mins
38 mins
1 hr 3 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add rice mix and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Boil for 1 minute; cover and reduce heat. Simmer until water is absorbed, about 25 minutes.

  • Heat remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until just soft, about 2 minutes. Add shrimp, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and seafood seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp are bright pink, about 5 minutes.

  • Mound rice on each plate; top with a portion of the pepper-shrimp mixture and a generous sprinkling of parsley.

Editor's Note:

The directions for making rice are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

Nutrition Facts

247 calories; protein 20.5g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 12g; cholesterol 172.6mg; sodium 646.6mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Flavorful and super simple. You can have this ready in way under an hour if you plan it right. Start to finish was 30 minutes for me. As soon as you get the rice covered start chopping the veggies to get them going. Continue on with the rest of the steps and everything comes out at the exact same time. This recipe would be perfect for nights you have limited time. Read More