Paella Salad
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Paella Salad

The flavors of Spanish paella combine tastefully in this make-ahead rice salad. A seasoned rice mix and the marinade from the artichokes help boost flavor and streamline preparation.

6
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
05 hrs 10 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

8 ounces boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into strips

1 (4.7-ounce) package Spanish pilaf rice mix

1/2 cup shelled fresh peas  

1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped pepperoni

1 (6.5-ounce) jar marinated quartered artichokes

1 medium (1 cup) tomato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

4 ounces frozen medium cooked shrimp, thawed

 

 *Substitute 1/2 cup frozen green peas.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add chicken strips. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until lightly browned. Add water according to rice mix package directions. Continue cooking 5-7 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

  2. STEP 2

    Stir in rice and seasoning packet from mix. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 15-18 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Add peas. Cover; let stand 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 15 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine green pepper, pepperoni, artichokes, tomato and shrimp in bowl. Add rice mixture; mix lightly. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours.

Tip #1

Other rice pilaf mixes can be used, if desired. Add 1/4 teaspoon crushed saffron with rice.

Nutrition

240Calories
10Fat (mg)
80Cholesterol (mg)
750Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
3Dietary Fiber
16Protein (g)

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