Stunning seafood paella

Prep 35 min
Total 1 hour 15 min
Makes 6 Servings



1 tbsp
250 g
smoked chorizo sausage, sliced
small onion, chopped
garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp
2 cups
long-grain rice
2 1/2 cups
no-salt chicken broth
236-mL bottle
1/2 tsp
crumbled saffron threads
1/2 tsp
398-mL can
artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup
sliced pimento-stuffed olives
large shrimp
500 g
fresh mussels, scrubbed and bearded
1 cup
frozen peas
1/4 cup
chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat a large, wide shallow pan over medium. Add oil, then chorizo. Cook for 3 min, then add onion, garlic, tomato paste and rice. Cook, stirring often, until onion is soft, about 3 min. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Pour broth and clam juice into a large measuring cup. Stir in saffron and salt.
  • Add 1/2 cup broth mixture to rice mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until broth is absorbed, 3 to 4 min. Spread rice mixture so that it evenly covers bottom of pan. Pour in 1 cup broth mixture. Simmer, covered, until broth is absorbed, 5 to 7 min. Add another cup and simmer, covered, until broth is absorbed, 5 to 7 min. Pour in remaining broth mixture.
  • Lay artichokes, red pepper and olives over rice. Then arrange shrimp and mussels over vegetables. Continue simmering, covered, until broth is absorbed and mussels open, about 15 min. Discard unopened mussels. Sprinkle peas overtop. Turn off heat. Cover and let stand for 5 min. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.

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Calories 571
Protein 29 g
Carbohydrates 64 g
Fat 22 g
Fibre 5 g
Sodium 1253 mg

Issue: November 2012

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Photo credit: Angus Fergusson

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One comment on “Stunning seafood paella

  1. Tomato Paste????? In the instructions we are told to stir in the tomato paste?? with the rice and garlic etc. BUT there is no tomato paste listed in the INGREDIENTS. ??!!??


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