Quinoa and Shrimp Paella
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A delicious and healthy twist on a classic Spanish dish.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 6
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1½ Cups Quinoa, rinsed, we use Inca Red quinoa
  • 3 Cups Chicken broth
  • ¼ tsp Crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ Tsp Saffron threads
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Black pepper
  • ½ Cup Sliced sun-dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil
  • 1 Red bell pepper, sliced into ½" strips
  • 1-2 Cups frozen green peas
  • 1 lb Large shrimp, peeled
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil to medium-low and sauté onions until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add bell pepper strips and sauté an additional 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute.
  4. Add quinoa, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, saffron, paprika, black pepper.
  5. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil, and continuing cooking approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Add sun-dried tomatoes, peas and shrimp, cover and continuing cooking 15-20 minutes (was 5 in original, but that didn't seem to cook the shrimp or quinoa fully).
  7. Remove from heat, leave covered and allow to set 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the bay leaf and serve.
Recipe by Meals We Like at https://www.mealswelike.com/2014/08/31/quinoa-and-shrimp-paella/