23 Feb

This is a delicious recipe for anytime!  I made this over the weekend and was surprised that it only took about 30 minutes from beginning to end.  It was relatively simple.  I skipped the sausage this time.


  • 2T butter
  • 1 pkg. Spanish-flavored Rice-A-Roni
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 pkg. sausage (12 oz)
  • 1/2 lb. peeled, cooked shrimp
  • chopped cilantro


In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.  Add rice mixture (reserving flavor packet) & brown according to package directions.

Increase heat to high, stir in water, tomatoes, salsa, and contents of flavor packet (from rice).  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium low.  Cver and simmer 15 minutes.

Stir corn and sausage into rice, layer shrimp on top and cook 5 minutes more until liquid is absorbed.  Top with cilantro.


2 Responses to “Paella”

  1. Lori February 24, 2011 at 2:25 am #

    For my friends who cannot have dairy, try substituting coconut oil for the butter! It works just as well!

  2. Jen February 24, 2011 at 2:41 am #

    Probably really easy to make it vegetarian, too!

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