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Our Favorite Spanish Paella Recipe
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Our Favorite Spanish Paella Recipe

1 Hr(s) 15 Min(s)
45 Min(s) Prep
30 Min(s) Cook
Use Our Favorite Spanish Paella Recipe for your next entrée. This Spanish paella Recipe is a favorite for two reasons: It's easy and straight-up delicious!
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12 servings
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1-1/2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/8 tsp. saffron threads
1/2 lb. chorizo Ibérico, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
3 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion s
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
3/4 lb. uncooked medium shrimp, peeled with tails left on, deveined
1 lb. tilapia fillet s, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 lb. mussels, cleaned, scrubbed with beards removed
1/4 cup frozen peas, thawed
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 325ºF.
2
Bring broth and saffron just to simmer in small saucepan on medium heat.
3
Meanwhile, cook and stir chorizo and bacon in large ovenproof skillet on medium heat 4 to 5 min. or until done. Remove meat from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
4
Add tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic and dressing to drippings in skillet; cook and stir 5 min. Stir in broth mixture; bring to simmer. Add rice, shrimp, tilapia and meat; stir. Top with mussels, nestling them in rice mixture; cover.
5
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until liquid is absorbed and mussels open up. Discard any unopened mussels shells. Top paella with peas.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Size Wise
Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind. A serving of this traditional dish is 1 cup.
Tip 2
Food Facts
Spanish chorizo (sausage) is smoked or semi-cured, then seasoned with smoked Spanish paprika and garlic. The Mexican chorizo is raw and flavored with vinegar and chiles. One can not be substituted for the other in recipes since their flavors are so different.
Tip 3
Food Facts
The stigma of the crocus flower, saffron is most commonly used in Spanish and Middle Eastern cuisines. Though it is the most expensive spice in the world, a little does goes a long way!
Tip 4
How to Clean Mussels
Rinse mussels under cold running water, pulling or scraping off the beards, also known as byssal threads, that are attached at the bottoms of the shells.
Nutrition
Calories
310
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 105mg
35%
Sodium 740mg
32%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
7%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 27g
54%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
20%
Calcium
4%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
12 servings, 1 cup each
* 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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