Easy Paella

December 2010
Easy Paella

by 6 people

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Makes: 8 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups arborio rice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound cured chorizo sausage cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound small peeled shrimp
  • 1 pound sea scallops, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
  1. In a large dutch oven, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over low heat. Add the rice and 1 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes; let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and cover to keep warm.
  3. In the same skillet, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add the chorizo and cook, stirring, until browned, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp and scallops and cook until the shrimp are pink and the scallops are opaque, about 3 minutes; season with salt. Add the peas and paprika, then the cooked veggies, rice and the parsley; season with salt and pepper.