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Saffron Rice with Chicken and Shrimp (Paella)

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Saffron Rice with Chicken and Shrimp (Paella)
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked converted long grain white rice
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads (0.0176 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1/2 lb uncooked medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
  • 1 jar (7.5 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas (from 1 lb bag)

Directions

  • 1
    In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink. Stir in onion and garlic. Cook 2 minutes or until onion is transparent, stirring frequently. Stir in rice. Cook 1 minute or until grains are evenly coated and light golden brown, stirring constantly.
  • 2
    Stir in chicken broth, bouillon, saffron, turmeric, parsley sprigs, shrimp, roasted red bell peppers and salt. Cover; cook 20 minutes. Stir in peas. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until rice is tender. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove parsley sprigs before serving. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information

290 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 17g Protein, 37g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
3g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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