Easy Seafood Paella Recipe | Yummly

Easy Seafood Paella

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  • 4 lobster tails (small, 6-12 oz each)
  • water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (large, chopped)
  • 2 cups spanish rice (or short grain rice, soaked in water for 15 minutes and then drained)
  • 4 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 pinches saffron threads (Spanish, soaked in 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes (aloppo)
  • salt
  • 2 Roma tomatoes (large, finely chopped)
  • 6 ounces french green beans
  • 1 pound prawns (or large shrimp or your choice, peeled and deveined)
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium30% DV720mg
    Fat22% DV14g
    Protein106% DV54g
    Carbs28% DV84g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories680Calories from Fat130
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat130
    Total Carbohydrate84g28%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A30%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Nasser S. 5 days ago
    Would have turned out better if I knew how to prepar the saffron. I added the 2 pinches not knowing how strong it is. Will adjust quantity and preparation differently.
    Jumi a year ago
    Tastes pretty good but... - expensive - lots of prep - poor vague directions I'll probably give it another try though without expensive saffron and lobster, less onions and using whatever veggies I have lying around rather than purchasing something.
    Santos a year ago
    came out great! Didn’t use lobster because the family doesn’t like it so I used broth instead of the lobster boiling water!
    Billy C. a year ago
    really easy and taste great. will definitely make again.
    Rafael a year ago
    I’ve made this recipe 3 times and today as a gift for my wife and stepdaughter. With their help of course. We throughly enjoyed it, the best of the 3. Great dinner; I’ll make it again I know.
    QuickLineCook a year ago
    Easy to prep! I made the rice earlier. Family loved it.
    Hilary 2 years ago
    Very tasty. Used crab claw meat instead of lobster. Also used basmati rice that I precooked and added last. For the lobster water I used organic tomato basil soup. Hubby loved this.
    Bill Bailey 2 years ago
    Good taste but only because of my master skills...lol. Directions are kinda vague. People try to tell too much of a story instead of just laying out the directions! Small example...water used to boil lobster. How much you use is left to you because no suggestions are made. I think I ended up using 2 cups, didn’t want a “soupy” dish.
    Seaborne 2 years ago
    Turned out amazing, instructions arent the clearedt though.
    Jimenez 2 years ago
    Well is a good rice recipe and has nothing to do with a paella but the rice and the saffron.
    Nyasha Z. 2 years ago
    I’ll let you know once I taste it smells amazing looks delicious. I didn’t have lobster so I used other seafood and I had some frozen crab shells from a month ago and I boiled that and made stock out of it that’s what I used instead
    Cindy Dodson 2 years ago
    I will make this again. It was very good. I did make some adjustments because saffron is so expensive. I bought a boxed Spanish rice and then added the recipes ingredients, I sautéed onions and then added garlic to soften it. I precooked green beans. I added extra seasoning.
    Sheela 2 years ago
    Delicious! I didn’t use lobster though I used squid, scallops and shrimp
    Dorothy 2 years ago
    It was very good! Was surprised. I was always intimidated in making this.
    Louis-Pascal Cyr 3 years ago
    Very good, I used crab instead of lobster, since it was crab season
    Ufy 3 years ago
    It was amazing. I fried the prawns and diced lobster on butter and mixed with salt and pepper. I used the sauce from that as well. Very yummy!!
    Crabbmor 3 years ago
    Found the recipe a bit confusing at times, but spice combinations were spectacular works well when serving with grilled salmon fillets. Might make again…
    Betsy Bowers 3 years ago
    Excellent!! Served at dinner party with rave reviews. Very easy to prepare; I used paella rice & substituted a quality seafood flavored base with shrimp, mussels & squid, omitting lobster ordeal. Leftovers were fantastic too!