Spanish Shrimp and Brown Rice Skillet Recipe
Recipe Type: Main
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Serves: 4
This is a simple and light alternative to paella, without olive oil or spending hours in the kitchen.
  • - 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • - 1 onion, chopped
  • - 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • - 1 green pepper, chopped
  • - 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • - 1 cup brown rice
  • - ½ kilo shrimp, peeled and cleaned
  • - 1 shrimp bouillon cube
  • - 1 Tbsp saffron substitute (you can find it in most supermarkets)
  • - 2 cups water
  • - salt and pepper
  1. Rinse rice with cold water for about 3 minutes, until water comes out clear.
  2. In a saucepan, add the two cups of water at room temperature, add the rice and shrimp bouillon cube. Do not stir or disturb the rice. Turn on high heat and when it comes to a boil, lower the heat to minimum and cover.
  3. In a skillet with the olive oil, add the onion, tomatoes, peppers and garlic and let soften for about 2 minutes.
  4. Blend these ingredients for 20 seconds.
  5. Pour the blended mixture to rice, add the powdered saffron and shrimp. Again, do not mix or move. Leave uncovered over low heat for about 35 minutes, until the rice is done and most of the water has evaporated. Done!
Recipe by Honest Cooking by Mercato Fabbrica at