30 Minute Skillet Shrimp Paella
I can’t hear, see or eat paella without thinking about All in the Family – which most of you will not remember, because it was before our time. At least it was definitely before my time. But as it happens with being raised in a TV Land watching family – Archie Bunker was a staple in our household and Edith the pillar to which the Bunker household rotated. Bless Ediths heart and her paella making – always making too much, and always eliciting the “Awwwrrchiiee, What am I gonna do with awwlll this Paella?!?” And now I’m thinking the same. Seriously, I’ll be eating this for days. Not like it’s a bad thing – paella is amazing. And not at all time consuming.
Best of all, this paella includes sustainable wild-caught shrimp.
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30 Minute Skillet Shrimp Paella
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Spanish
This easy homemade Paella is filled with shrimp simmered in one skillet with rice and veggies. It is full of flavor and will give you leftovers for days!
- ¼ cup Olive Oil
- 4 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 ½ cup Arborio Rice
- 4 ounces Pepperoni, chopped
- ¼ cup White Wine
- 1 ½ cup Beef or Chicken broth
- 1 14.5 ounce can Diced Tomatoes, drained
- 1 pound Large shrimp, peeled and deveined.
- 1 cup Frozen Peas
- Salt and Pepper
- ¼–½ tsp Ground Red Pepper
- In a large skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium heat and stir garlic until fragrant.
- Add in rice and chopped pepperoni and cook until the rice has become translucent – about 5-minutes. Make sure it is translucent before the next step.
- Add in wine and cook until the wine has evaporated.
- Add in broth and drained tomatoes, stir to combine. Cover and allow to simmer for 10-12 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Stir in shrimp and peas, covering until the shrimp has cooked and become opaque – about 6-7 minutes.
- Season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Test the rice to ensure it is soft and cooked through. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Everyday Foods
Looks AMAZING! Going to try this for dinner ASAP!
Excellent post on sustainable and ethical fishing…an important project. Meanwhile, tasty paella recipe! Thanks for sharing, girl. Pinned!
Awesome post! This paella looks amaaaaaazing.
This looks so delicious and fresh! We have a brand new fish market downtown that flies in fresh fish daily. Tons of sustainable options – so glad to have it finally here in the midwest!!
Looking yummy! Prawns and rice, mmm…:)
LOVE that you’re posting about sustainable seafood, and especially in paella form… now pass me a big ol’ bowl of this, please!
This looks awesome!Paella is one of dishes, I just haven’t conquered yet. Must try!
I will never say no a delicious paella!! Totally making this!
I love paella! I could indeed eat on it for days!
30 minutes to Yum!
So good-and love the cause. Great information!!
Paella has always been a favorite, but I have never made it myself! Thanks for the great recipe! Pinning so I won’t forget! 🙂
30 minutes! I still have time to make this tonight!
Paella always looks so dang hard to make but this 30 minute version is calling my name.
Nooo, paella isn’t hard at all! It’s fantastic! And it’s so easy, throw in anything you want to it – from seafood to chicken thighs and sausages – it’s so versatile!
Prettiest paella I ever did see! and in 30 minutes? Shut yo mouf! 😉
Shut yo’ mouf – as long as you shut it around a fork full of this!! Girrllll get you some of dis!!
I’m so tired of getting seafood from goodness knows where and loaded up with chemicals to keep it “fresh” We can get awesome products from around our own coasts. Great dish and one of my favs!
Thanks Gerry! I know, I’m so particular when it comes to seafood. I will never buy “farmed” anything either – Atlantic salmon and tilapia are on my Do Not Eat list. I not-so-lovingly refer to them as “Poop fish” because of the havoc they wreak on the environment and ecosystem below the water and they are so jammed in there, it’s horrifying! Wild caught and sustainable all the way!
Because I am lame, I’ve actually never had paella but I dream of it probably every other night. This looks SO rockin’! And 30 minutes? Done-for.
Well clearly the stars are aligning and you need to make paella!! Get it girl!
Amazing pasta dish that has me wanting this for dinner tonight! Definitely adding this to the menu! Thanks!
Well I hope it’s a big hit!! Ben scarfed it down pretty quickly – so if the husband likes it, I know it’s a keeper!
This looks SO good, Megan! I want it right now! I’m definitely going to be making this very soon.
Okay, so this is probably a ridiculous question, but do you think Whole Foods only sells sustainable seafood? That’s where I buy mine, but I never really look…
So, it only took me about 5 years to make this recipe but I finally did tonight! I used an Italian chicken sausage in place of pepperoni and it was so good! David loved it and said it’s a KEEPER. I’ll be repeating it for sure!
DELISH!! Thank You.
This looks so good! One question – Does the pepperoni make this at all spicy or is this something my kids can eat?
It doesn’t make it spicy at all. It adds a depth of flavor.
Unfortunately, All in the Family is not before my time. Lol. I remember it well .
We love paella…I make a chicken and sausage one that’s awesome….but we’re burnt out on it.
Definitely have to give this one a “Go”! Looks delicious!
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