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Easy Seafood Paella Recipe

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  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Spanish


A smoky and Easy Seafood Paella Recipe that looks and tastes like a sun-soaked summer on the Mediterranean in Spain. Delicious!


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (finely chopped)
  • 300 grams short grain rice – medium grain rice works fine as well
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 14 ounces canned chopped tomatoes
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 pinches saffron threads
  • 12 large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 12 littleneck clams or mussels (scrubbed)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (thawed)
  • handful flat leaf parsley (roughly chopped)
  • lemon wedges


  1. In a deep pan over medium high heat, add olive oil, garlic, onion and red bell pepper and cook for 3 minutes, until vegetables have softened.
  2. Add rice, turmeric and paprika and stir well.
  3. Add tomatoes, chicken stock and saffron, stir and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Spread shrimp, clams (or mussels) and green peas on top, cover and cook for another 10-15 minutes, until clams/mussels have opened and the shrimp are pink.
  6. Turn the heat off and top paella with parsley.
  7. Serve with lemon wedges on top.


This Easy Seafood Paella Recipe is:
High in dietary fiber
High in niacin
High in phosphorus
High in potassium
Very high in vitamin A
High in vitamin B6
Very high in vitamin C


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 568
  • Sugar: 10.1 g
  • Sodium: 736.7 mg
  • Fat: 7.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.1 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 41.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 219.1 mg
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