Quinoa & Shrimp Paella

Brief Description

 

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa, rinse well
  • 3 cups chicken broth, fat-free, low-sodium
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads (optional, Tumeric)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes, packed in olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded & membrane removed, sliced into 1/2″ strips
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed Tip: If saffron is available, it’s recommended because of it’s distinct Spanish flavor, making it perfect for this dish. Be sure to rub the threads for flavor release when adding to the chicken broth. Saffron is a little on the pricy side but well worth it. In a large skillet, heat oil to medium-low and sauté onions until tender, about 5 minutes. Add sliced bell pepper strips and sauté an additional 4 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add quinoa, chicken broth, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, saffron, paprika, black pepper and salt. Cover and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil, and continuing cooking approximately 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. 3.1
  • Add sun-dried tomatoes, peas and shrimp, cover and continuing cooking 5 minutes. Remove from heat, leave covered and allow to set 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and serve.While preparing quinoa, sprinkle shrimp with a pinch of salt and seafood seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Yields: 7 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 273 | Total Fat: 6 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus:7 | Cholesterol: 125 | Carbohydrates: 33 g | Sodium: 412 mg | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 3 g | Protein: 22 g |

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

Ready in

1 hrs: 0 min

Difficulty

5/10

7

Makes / Serves

Nutritional Facts

serve size 1 cup
sodium 412 mg
protein 22 g
calories 273
cholesterol 125
sugar 3 g
fat 6 g
saturated fat 1 g
carbohydrates 33 g
fiber 5 g

Directions

1.

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