Paella Recipe

I decided to try a new recipe and thought I would try making Paella. I love rice and seafood so decided to prepare shrimp Paella. It was really easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. The next time I will prepare the Paella with other seafood and chicken. I have seem a lot of recipes with various meats or seafoods so this should be fun.

Preparation Time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional)        
2 tablespoons olive oil                                             
1 onion, chopped     
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped       
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup of mixed vegetables    
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes     
2 cups uncooked short-grain yellow rice 
1 bay leaf
½ cup of water         
1/2 bunch Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped        

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Boil shrimp for 5 minutes on medium to high heat until both sides are pink.
  2. Strain shrimp in cold water and place in a bowl on the side. Peel if preferred.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, paprika, oregano, and salt and pepper. Stir in Shrimp to coat. Cover, and refrigerate.
  4. Cook rice and add to the side in mixing bowl.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet or paella pan over medium heat.
  6. Stir in garlic, red and yellow peppers, mixed vegetables and pepper flakes, and rice.
  7. Add 3 tablespoon of water (more if needed), stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes.
  8. Stir in bay leaf and parsley. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes.

Spread rice mixture onto a serving tray. Top with shrimp mixture.

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All the best until next time!

GenMom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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