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!
What You Need
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
Heat oven to 325ºF.
Bring broth and saffron just to simmer in small saucepan on medium heat.
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.
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.
Bake 25 to 30 min. or until liquid is absorbed and mussels open up. Discard any unopened mussels shells. Top paella with peas.
Enjoy your favorite foods while keeping portion size in mind. A serving of this traditional dish is 1 cup.
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.
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!
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fibers 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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.