This recipe for Easy One-Pot Scallops & Chorizo Paella is great for when you crave the taste of the med, but don’t have all day to cook. This divine cheat’s paella is ready in 30 minutes.
This one-pot dinner is one of those recipes that everyone can agree on. The flavors are simple enough for the kids but the flavors are sophisticated enough to satisfy adults too.
It’s just simply delicious goodness!
And as mentioned in the recipe title, it all cooks in one pan so clean up is a breeze!
I adore Paella but don’t often have the time or all of the ingredients needed to make the real deal. If you’re a fan, and you like quick versions, you can check out my recipe for SHRIMP AND CHORIZO RICE (which is similar, but is more tomato-based) and if you have a bit more time, you can try my CHORIZO & CHICKEN PAELLA which cooks longer for more flavor and has the addition of red peppers as well as tomatoes.
I love them all and all three of these recipes are made often in my house.
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Let's Make Easy One Pot Scallops & Chorizo Paella
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 pinch saffron threads
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 14 ounces chorizo sausage cut into slices
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 14 ounces raw scallops cleaned
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 cups long grain rice (converted or parboiled*) see recipe notes below
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- A good handful of fresh parsley chopped
- Bring stock to a simmer in a saucepan; add the saffron and leave to infuse.
- Heat the oil in a shallow pan on medium-high heat and fry the chorizo until it starts to brown and release it’s orange-colored oils. Add the onion and continue to fry until the onion has softened.
- Add the scallops and sauté 3 minutes Add the garlic and fry another minute. Remove the scallops from the pan and set aside.
- Add the white wine and allow to reduse by half before adding the rice. Coat the rice what's in the pan and then add the stock, paprika, smoked paprika and parsley. Bring to a boil before reducing the heat. Cover and leave to simmer 15-20 or until the rice is tender.
- Remove from the heat, add the scallops mix to warm with the cooked rice and serve.