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Paella Casserole

Paella Casserole Photo Yield: Serves 8. Each serving: 1-1/2 cups.



This Spanish-style casserola is delicious and colorful with chicken, shrimp, peppers and spices, including saffron which adds a rich color and flavor to this dish.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 pound diced skinless chicken
1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
15-ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
2 cups white rice
1 cup frozen peas
3-1/2 cups chicken broth
1 tsp paprika
1/2 teaspoon generous pinch of saffron
1/8 teaspoon pinch cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place a large Dutch oven pan on the stove on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and allow to get hot. Add the onion, garlic and green pepper and saute briefly until golden, stirring constantly.

Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Cover casserole and place in oven; bake until the rice is done, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.