Seafood Couscous Paella


Whole-wheat couscous soaks up this savory saffron-infused broth.

Seafood Couscous Paella
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
3 cups


  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ½ teaspoon fennel seed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • Pinch of crumbled saffron threads

  • 1 cup no-salt-added diced tomatoes, with juice

  • ¼ cup vegetable broth

  • 4 ounces bay scallops, tough muscle removed

  • 4 ounces small shrimp, (41-50 per pound), peeled and deveined

  • ½ cup whole-wheat couscous


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, fennel seed, salt, pepper and saffron; cook for 20 seconds.

  2. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

  3. Increase heat to medium, stir in scallops and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more. Stir in couscous. Cover, remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes; fluff.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
7g Fat
60g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 60g 22%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g 53%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Vitamin A 894IU 18%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 30mcg 8%
Sodium 1019mg 44%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 289mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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