Shortcut Paella

Shortcut Paella
Shortcut Paella

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1

    clove garlic

  • 1

    large onion chopped

  • 6 to 8

    ounces lean ham cut into thin strips

  • 1 1/2

    cups rice

  • 1

    tsp turmeric

  • 1 to 2

    pinches saffron

  • 1 to 2

    pinches cayenne pepper

  • 1 1/2

    cups hot chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1

    pound frozen peeled shrimp

  • 2

    cups seeded and chopped tomatoes

  • 10

    ounce package frozen peas

  • 1

    cup (4 ounces) low fat Jarlsberg cheese (optional)

Directions

Heat oil in large heavy skillet with lid. Saute garlic, onion and ham over high heat for 4 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add rice and saute 3 to 4 minutes more. Add turmeric, saffron and cayenne to hot broth and stir into rice. Add shrimp, tomatoes and peas. Mix gently to blend. Sprinkle Jarlsberg evenly on top, cover tightly and cook over medium low heat for 15 minutes. Turn to low for 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve immediately.

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