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Shrimp and Scallop Paella

Paella is a very traditional Spanish dish made with saffron and rice. Our shrimp and scallop version is a great way to bring more culture to your kitchen and diversify your everyday menu.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 cup Cajun Country Medium Grain Rice
  • .25 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • .5 cup diced green bell pepper
  • .5 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes (1 can)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp saffron threads
  • 5.5 cup water
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • .5 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb medium Louisiana shrimp, peeled and drained
  • .75 lb scallops
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat oil in large skillet or paella pan on medium-high.
  • Sauté onion, bell peppers and garlic for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, saffron threads, salt, Cajun Country rice and water.
  • Stir regularly to keep rice from sticking.
  • Lower heat to simmer and cover for 10 minutes.
  • Add paprika, cayenne pepper and shrimp and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Add scallops and cover for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.