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Quinoa Paella

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6 servings

Anything rice can do, quinoa can do, too, with its distinctive nutty deliciousness. Try it in this paella with smoky ham and tender pieces of chicken.

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  • Mix first 2 ingredients until blended; set aside for later use. Cook chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 min. on each side or until evenly browned. Remove from skillet; set aside. Cut half the red pepper into thin strips; chop remaining pepper.
  • Heat dressing in same skillet on medium heat. Add chopped peppers, onions, tomatoes, garlic and 1/3 cup parsley; cook 5 min. or until peppers and onions are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Add quinoa; cook and stir 2 min.
  • Stir in broth mixture. Top with chicken, red pepper strips, ham and peas; cook 5 min. Cover; simmer on medium-low heat 30 min. or until liquid has been absorbed, uncovering for the last 5 min.
  • Remove skillet from heat; let stand 5 min. Top with remaining parsley and lemon wedges.

Special Equipment Needed


Substitute a saffron seasoning packet for the coriander and annatto packet.

Special Extra

For a smoky flavor, stir 2 tsp. smoked Spanish paprika into hot dressing in skillet along with the vegetables.


  • 6 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 3 Meat (VL)

Nutrition Bonus

Quinoa makes a great alternative to rice in this classic Spanish dish. The parsley and vegetables team up to provide a good source of both vitamins A and C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 330
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 700mg
Carbohydrate 37g
Dietary fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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