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Shrimp & Scallop Paella

Shrimp and Scallop Paella Dish - Cajun Country Rice

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
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 3 cup Cajun Country Medium Grain Rice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb medium Louisiana shrimp peeled and drained
  • 3/4 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.