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Easy Spanish Paella

Easy Spanish Paella: Saffron infused rice, hearty sausage, prawns, fresh green beans, and more! This Easy Spanish Paella will take your tastebuds on a Valencian vacation.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: easy, paella recipe, spanish pealla
Servings: 6
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 8 ounce rice 1 package) I used "Vigos" saffron Spanish rice, which has some seasoning in the package, but any kind works.
  • 2 Tbs garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 pinches saffron threads large pinches of Spanish saffron soaked in 1 cup water
  • 26 ounces Seafood Stock Can replace with chicken stock if you can't find seafood stock
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes cut in half
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans ends snipped, and cut in half.
  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage Kielbasa
  • 1 lb large prawns or large shrimp peeled and deveined


  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  • In a Le Creuset Paella Pan (or large cast iron skillet), heat olive oil, and saute onions for 2-3 minutes until fragrant over medium-high heat
  • Add in minced garlic and rice with 1/4 cup water
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes
  • Pour saffron and the water it is soaking in over the top, along with the stock
  • Add seasonings, green beans, tomatoes, and smoked sausage
  • Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn down to low heat and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. Do not stir, you want that nice crust to form on the bottom.
  • Put your uncooked shrimp on top, and press down into the rice, then let cook for 10 more minutes until shrimp is pink, add some pepper and salt if desired
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and serve!


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 217mg | Sodium: 1308mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3.4mg