Entrees - Phase 2 - Tex-mex Paella

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02-09-2009, 04:22 PM
4 links spicy italian chicken sausage (you can use sweet too)
15 large shrimp (either thawed or fresh)
1 cup brown rice (uncooked)
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
2 small bell peppers (any color), diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes with sauce
Seasonings: I did not have saffron nor the money to buy it so I added a few shakes of a lot of spices like cumin, chili powder, cayenne, and some italian seasoning

1. Make brown rice according to package. Set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in pan and add onion. Sweat the onion until tender but not brown (low heat) -- about 5-10 mins. Add garlic and peppers and cook another 5 minutes or until peppers are just soft.

3. Dice the chicken sausage links into bite size pieces and add to pan. Raise heat and cook for another 5 minutes. Make sure nothing burns.

4. Add shrimp and cook until just pink on both sides.

5. Add spices and tomatoes. Cook for 3 minutes

6. Add rice and stir well. Cook until it all comes together, about 5 minutes.

Makes 6-8 servings.



02-09-2009, 04:46 PM
Jenn, I'm coming to your house for dinner! Let's go to Trader Joe's, too. :)

02-09-2009, 06:00 PM
LMAO come on over!!! Tonight is Boneless Beef Sirloin Roast with Rosemary and Garlic

02-10-2009, 05:19 PM
Ok so yeah I'm sitting here at work starving now!! LOL That looks AMAZING and I will be trying it out as soon as I get my next paycheck and can afford shrimp again! lol

nicki rose98
02-10-2009, 06:54 PM
LMAO come on over!!! Tonight is Boneless Beef Sirloin Roast with Rosemary and Garlic

Can you post that recipe too??!!!

02-11-2009, 03:17 AM
Jersey -- I bought frozen shrimp and it was $7.99 :)

Nicki -- will post tomorrow morning :)

02-11-2009, 08:46 AM
Is this freezable? It looks fantastic!!! :broc:

02-11-2009, 11:19 AM
jenne-Last night I checked the cheapest supermarket near me and the cheapest shrimp I could find was $14.99 for frozen and that was supposedly on sale!! LOL I get paid on Friday and Sunday is my bf's bday so I'll make it then. Hopefully mine is as good as yours looks!

Just curious, how much saffron does the recipe call for?

02-11-2009, 05:04 PM
Yikes, that IS pricey. I just buy the pre-cooked frozen and thaw in the sink :)

It's a PINCH of saffron. I think it's about 5 stems. A little saffron goes a long way! You can also use some Goya Adobo.

nicki rose98
02-12-2009, 01:05 PM
jenne - do you happen to know the cals in this recipe??? just wondering

and...did you forget about posting the other recipe? Please please uh please please????

02-13-2009, 04:14 PM
no I dont. but you can plug the ingredients into a calorie program and divide by 6

And I did post it!

02-16-2009, 01:26 PM
jenne...I made this last night for my bf's birthday dinner. IT WAS EXCELLENT!!!! I doubled the recipe so I don't have to cook tonight and we have some lunch for the week. I didn't bother with the saffron, I just used a little bit of Goya Sazon and Goya Adobo. I also added 3 tablespoons of sofrito because I had some that I had to use up. Thank you so much for this recipe. I'll definetly be making this again!

02-16-2009, 04:26 PM
YAY!!! Glad you liked it!

11-06-2011, 02:34 PM
I'm making this tonight! I'm going to take the chicken sausage out of the casing and crumble. I dont have canned tomatoes so I'm going to use some small grape tomatoes. Can't wait!

11-06-2011, 07:38 PM
Ok made!!!! Delish! I used a jalapeņo chicken sausage and removed the casings. Forgot the peppers, used half a large can of crushed tomatoes and added in some checked broth. Used a bag of brown rice from trader joes and my seasoning were Goya adobe and pepper. Delish!!!!!