Shrimp and Chorizo Sausage Paella

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 22 min 5
Shrimp and Chorizo Sausage Paella
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1/4 cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
1/2 tsp Saffron
1 1/4 cup Arborio rice
1 can(s) (14oz) Diced tomatoes, canned
454 gm Shrimp, raw (raw, peeled and deveined)
227 gm Sausage, chorizo, pork and beef (Dry chorizo, cut into semi circles (3 small sausages))
1 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (julienne)
3 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp Paprika
4 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
1 leaf Bay leaf
227 gm Green/yellow string beans, raw (cut into 2-3 pieces each bean)
1 medium Lemon (Juice 1/2, cut the rest into wedges for garnish)
1 tsp Kosher salt (to taste)


Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add sausage and sauté until golden. It will seem like a lot of oil but it creates an almost cheese like taste when the paella is finished.

Add garlic, rice, saffron, paprika and sauté 30 seconds - constantly stirring.

Add 3 cups broth, diced tomatoes and a bay leaf - give it one stir and then let it boil and simmer for 10 minutes - no longer or your rice will be over done. Do not stir the rice just shake a little with the handle if you think it is sticking.

Stir once and add shrimp, green beans and peppers to the top of paella and simmer another 7 minutes until liquid is evaporated. Cover if liquid evaporates too quickly or add reserved broth.

Remove from heat and cover for 3 minutes. At this point you can transport your meal home. Shrimp should be fully pink before serving.

Squeeze 1/2 lemon over paella, stir, remove bay leaf and taste. Add any seasoning if necessary - I usually add 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.

Serve immediately with a wedge of lemon on the side.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 508
Calories from fat 186
Calories from saturated fat 41
Total Fat 20.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.1 g
Cholesterol 169 mg
Sodium 1218 mg
Potassium 840 mg
Total Carbohydrate 50 g
Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 32 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.2
Grain 1.3
Meat 1.6
Vegetables 1.8

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