15-Minute Shrimp Paella

15-Minute Shrimp Paella

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 271.7
  • Total Fat: 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 165.7 mg
  • Sodium: 240.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 22.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of 15-Minute Shrimp Paella calories by ingredient


From your kitchen to Spain in just 15 minutes! From your kitchen to Spain in just 15 minutes!
Number of Servings: 4


    pinch saffron
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 cup frozen onions and peppers*
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon sweet paprika
    1 can (14.5 ounces) no salt added diced tomatoes
    2 cups prepared brown rice
    1 cup frozen peas
    12 ounces cooked shrimp (about 32-36 medium shrimp)

    * We used a frozen veggie mix to save time. Feel free to swap in fresh.


We used pre-cooked frozen shrimp in this recipe. You can use raw shrimp, but you'll need to add them before the tomatoes and rice, cooking just until they are opaque and the tails curl toward the heads.


Steep the saffron in 1/4 cup hot water.
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high, then add the oil.
When the oil is hot, add the peppers, onions, garlic, and paprika. Cook, stirring often, for five minutes, until the vegetables start to brown.
Remove the saffron threads from the water and discard them. Add the saffron water, tomatoes and rice, stir to combine, and cook for two minutes.
Add the peas and shrimp and cook just until heated through.

Portion size: 2/3 cup rice and veggies with 3 ounces shrimp

Photos by Whitmeyer Photography

TAGS:  Fish | Spanish | Spanish Fish |

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe. - 1/15/13

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious!!!!! I didn't change a thing. - 1/15/13

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    excellent - 10/28/19

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    I don't have saffron and wouldn't purchase just for one recipe but this is looking very tasty and worth a try. Thanks. - 6/3/19

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    I love this 15-Minute Shrimp Paella Recipe....Easy and delicious! - 11/12/18