Recipe By MRS MEGS
Published Apr 4th
Shrimp Paella
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 199.5

This is a simple paella that is fast and tastes great. I even got my kids to eat it.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined without tails
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
  • 4 saffron threads

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. 2 In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the garlic and shrimp for about 5 minutes or until pink.
  3. 3 Pour in broth, tomatoes and saffron; bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in 2 cups of the cooked rice and reduce heat to low. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 199.5
  • Carbohydrate 23 g
  • Cholesterol 172.9 mg
  • Fat 1.2 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 21.3 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.3 g
  • Sodium 358.7 mg
  • Sugar 2.6 g


  1. I made this with tumeric instead....a 12 serving option needs 2 1/4 tsp.
  2. Only had some "Spanish" rice mix for this so used it and added some cumin because of that. It was a little soupy the first time but tasted great; the leftovers were the perfect texture! So I wouldn't decrease the liquid unless you are eating an entire batch right away. The chicken broth adds complexity - Read more ...
  3. made this for the first time and its fab. tkx so much. I added some frozen mixed Mexican vegies.
  4. It was okay. I used saffron yellow rice like others suggested. I definitely think the chicken broth isn't necessary (I only used a couple of ounces and I think it just made it wet and mushy). Next time, I'll cook the yellow rice in chicken broth instead of water and not add chicken broth in - Read more ...
  5. Very easy and tasty. I used a package of saffron rice instead of white rice because I didn't have any saffron but it still turned out great. It could use a little more seasoning but it's easy to add your own flavorings. Also mine was a little watery so next time I will drain the - Read more ...
  6. Excellent recipe tastes great with a little red onion kosher salt & cracked pepper!!!!!
  7. The Paella came out great. I added a little bit of sugar to cut the bitter taste of the tomatoe juices. Overall really good. Next time I wil add more seafood i.e. Scallops and/or clams.
  8. this was just okay the sauce had an odd taste to it.