Sausalito, California

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Perfect Paella

I have made this dish a couple of times.  At the request of my sisters, Chris and Connie, (for SCS fans they are Figaro and cbmott) I am posting the recipe.  It is really simple and delicious. It serves about 4 people and the calories are 480 per serving. The ingredients are 1 onion chopped, about 1 cup, 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (I used the breast to keep the fat content down a little), 4 oz kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/4" thick slices, 1 pkg (8 oz) yellow rice mix , 1 cup frozen peas and 1/2 cup drained roasted red peppers, cut into strips. 

In a large nonstick skillet (I used our wok) heat 1 tbs oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion, cook, stiring occasionaly, until the onions are soft about 4-5 mins.  Add chicken and sausage, stirring until browned, this will take about 5 minutes. Then add the rice and 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then cover and cook untiil all the water is absorbed.  Rice should be tender and chicken and sausage are cooked through. This will take about 25 minutes.  Add peas and peppers during the last 5 minutes.  If you would like, serve sprinkled with 1 tbsp of chopped fresh parsley. Total time of preparation and cooking is about 50 minutes.

My husband loved it and I think it will become one of our favorite meals. Hope you like it. Enjoy!


  1. Yum! I can't wait to make it! It looks fabulous too! Easy peasy!!!

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  3. Love this recipe. It fits perfectly into our eating plan. Can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing..