Weeknight Paella


This mouthwatering rice dish is loaded with scallops, shrimp, and chorizo sausage, so it won't send you to bed hungry. Spiced with turmeric and saffron, this is one recipe you'll want to keep handy.

Weeknight Paella
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
25 mins
5 cups


  • 8 ounce fresh or frozen sea scallops

  • 8 ounce fresh or frozen peeled and deveined cooked shrimp

  • 2 10 ounce pkgs. frozen long grain white rice with vegetables (peas, corn, and carrots)

  • 2 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • 8 ounce cooked, smoked chorizo sausage links, halved and sliced

  • 1 ⅓ cup coarsely chopped roma tomatoes

  • ¼ teaspoon saffron threads, crushed

  • Salt and black pepper

  • Snipped fresh Italian parsley (optional)


  1. Thaw scallops and shrimp, if frozen. Rinse scallops; pat dry. Cut any large scallops in half. Prepare rice according to microwave package directions. Stir in turmeric.

  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Add scallops; cook 2 minutes or until opaque, turning once. Remove from skillet. Reduce heat to medium and add sausage to skillet. Cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until heated through and starting to brown. Stir in tomatoes and saffron. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.

  3. Stir hot rice, shrimp, and scallops into sausage mixture. Heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

537 Calories
25g Fat
40g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 537
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 1360mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 12.9mg 65%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 500mg 11%
Folate, total 15.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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