Paella-Style Rice with Ham and Shrimp | Midwest Living

Paella-Style Rice with Ham and Shrimp

Paella-Style Rice with Ham and Shrimp

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Hands On 30 mins
  • Total Time 30 mins

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Ham stands in for sausage in this one-skillet dinner inspired by traditional Spanish paella. Sop up the juices with warm crusty bread.


  • 12 ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped orange or yellow sweet pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup thickly sliced celery
  • 3/4 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cubed cooked ham
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground saffron or 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf Italian parsley


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Rinse shrimp and pat dry; set aside. In a large skillet, cook shrimp in 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until shrimp are just opaque, turning once halfway through cooking. Transfer shrimp to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add remaining oil to the skillet along with pepper, onion and celery. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Add rice and garlic; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove skillet from the heat and carefully stir in the water and ham. Bring to boiling; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  3. Add the peas; cook, uncovered, 2 minutes more. Stir in cooked shrimp and saffron. Cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Paella-Style Rice with Ham and Shrimp)

Servings Per Recipe 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Folate (µg) 111, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Niacin (mg) 4, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 7, pro. (g) 30, calcium (mg) 98, cal. (kcal) 368, vit. A (IU) 1313, iron (mg) 3, sodium (mg) 146, fiber (g) 2, Potassium (mg) 555, sugar (g) 3, Riboflavin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 34, vit. C (mg) 53, Fat, total (g) 12, Thiamin (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 168

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