Easy Shortcut Shrimp Paella

Homemade Easy Shortcut Shrimp Paella that's ready in 30 minutes total. Garlic, onion, bell pepper and diced tomato with Spanish rice and sauteed shrimp.
Course Entree
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy paella dish, easy shrimp paella, shrimp paella
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 111kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil divided
  • 1 pound peeled deveined shrimp
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 red or orange bell peppers cubed
  • 1 cup dry Uncle Ben’s® Flavor Infusions Spanish Style
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh chopped chives


  • Heat 1-tablespoon olive oil in a large non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Add shrimp and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until opaque. Remove from pan, reserving any excess liquid, set aside.
  • Heat remaining olive oil in same pan. Add garlic, onion and bell pepper. Saute 5-7 minutes, until slightly tender. Stir in rice, canned diced tomato and water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat. Simmer 15 minutes covered, until rice is cooked and liquid has soaked up.
  • Stir in cooked shrimp and garnish with fresh squeezed lime juice and chives before serving.


Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1500IU | Vitamin C: 65.6mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.1mg