Saturday, May 28, 2011


I have always thought Paella sounded good so I decided to throw it together on the fly based on what I remember from other recipes. Everyone liked it. I liked that it was a one-dish meal.

2 cups rice
1 can chicken broth
1/2 cup each: chicken, *turkey sausage, and shrimp (I just used some leftovers so mine was precooked)
1 green pepper diced
1 onion diced
4 cloves garlic
olive oil
turmeric (can use saffron)
can diced tomatoes
bag frozen (or fresh, diced) veggies (including peas)
fresh parsley
Spanish olives

Heat olive oil in large saucepan. Sautee onion, pepper, and garlic until tender. Add rice, broth, and tomatoes and simmer until rice is tender. Add other (frozen or fresh) veggies, meat, shrimp, and spices and cook about 10 more minutes. Top with parsley. And we love large Spanish olives stuffed with pimento in ours. (*Usually Paella calls for for a Spanish sausage (Andouille) which I don't like so we just used turkey sausage.) If you like Spanish dishes, I may have posted one for a
healthier version of Picadillo. If not,
I will:)

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