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March 26th, 2011 | home

Paella is a wonderfully fragrant and colorful dish from the Valencia region of Spain. I never thought of making it until I had a pile of what I thought were the likely ingredients laying around. I took a quick glance at a couple different recipes online and decided I had enough of the spices and other parts to sort of wing it :) I don’t claim this to be an authentic dish by any means… I really went along with what felt right. So let’s call this Paella a la sus! I even used italian seasoned seitan instead of chorizo, because it is what I had around. Feel free to play around!

paella a la sus

paella a la sus!

Paella from the sus chef
makes 4 good servings

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Prepared chicken broth
1tsp spanish saffron (optional)
1tsp Paprika
1tbsp red pepper flakes
1 bag Spanish style / saffron rice (I used Viggo and it worked great)
1-2 cups raw shrimp
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup ground chorizo, prepared
parsley for garnish

Use a large sautee pan with a lid. Heat 2tbsp oil on medium heat, then sautee onions and garlic until soft. Add rice, saffron, paprika and pepper flakes, and chicken broth (measure according to rice directions + 2tbsp). Mix everything thoroughly, bring to a boil, then cover tightly and reduce heat to a simmer to cook rice according to instructions. Add shrimp and stir in, cover, and let cook for 3 minutes. Stir in peas and chorizo, cover, and cook another minute or two. Shrimp should be cooked through, or add another minute. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!

Opt out of the shrimp and use an alternative protein and veg broth to make this vegetarian!

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One Response to “unplanned dinnerhood: trying quick paella”

Adam Says:

Definitely need to try this one.

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