I cheated a bit to make it even quicker and easier. Out of saffron, I used packaged yellow rice, frozen mussels in garlic sauce, and frozen pre-peeled shrimp. It was a hit with the family although a bit salty. I probably should have skipped the broth because the yellow rice seasoning and mussels juice had it covered.
Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels
From EatingWell: November/December 2009
Our quick take on paella is studded with mussels and shrimp. Traditional paella made with short-grain rice takes a while to cook and can be a bit tricky. Instant brown rice is a great shortcut—what it lacks in authenticity it more than makes up for in convenience. Make sure you seek out saffron, which gives the dish its distinctive yellow color and signature flavor. Serve with: Spinach salad.
5 Reviews for Quick Paella with Shrimp & Mussels
i made this today and i love this recipe the only thing i did to add taste was i added a shrimp flavor bouillon to the chicken broth but i have to say this is just as good as portuguese paella but just not like mom use to make..
Easy to make and terrific taste. I would recommend for a low calorie meal with great flavor. Very satisfying and even the kids liked it!
I was very disappointed with this recipe. I thought it looked great and would be quick. While it was quick and easy to make, it lacked taste and was bland. In addition, I don't know how they computed a cost per serving of $3.50 in the magazine when all of the ingredients cost me $30 which is $7.50 per serving. In NY, Shrimp alone is $14 a pound! Save your money and skip this dish!
I made this last night and it was super easy to make AND it's a one pot meal which I love considering I don't have a dishwasher. It's not a ton of ingredients so chances are you have most on hand. It was also super quick- and that's coming from someone that's always saying they're a slow cook. I highly recommend this recipe- in fact, I've already emailed it to my mom and a friend!