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Paella Without the Rice: Healthy and Tasty
Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain – it's also high in fiber, minerals and a great source of vitamins.
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Paella Ingredients

2 cups quinoa (in the rice aisle, near the couscous)
1 chopped red union
2 cloves chopped garlic
1 tsp olive oil + 1 tbls olive oil
1/2 tsp saffron
3 cups vegetable broth
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 cup of frozen peas
1 lb mussels
1/2 lb peeled shrimp
1/2 lb chorizo thinly sliced
2 oz white cooking wine
1 lime
Salt and Black Pepper to taste

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Step 1

Sauté onions in oil for a few minutes until it’s translucent. Add garlic and stir for an additional minute.

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Step 2

Stir in saffron and quinoa.

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Step 3

Add the broth, bring to a boil and then simmer for 15 minutes.

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Step 4

In a separate pan, sauté red bell pepper, shrimp and chorizo.

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Step 5

In another pan, boil mussels in the white wine for about 5 minutes.

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Step 6

Add frozen peas. Stir in bell peppers and shrimp. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 7

Plate the dish and top with mussels and lime wedges.

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Alternate Options

For vegetarians: try zucchini, eggplant or any other veggies that look appetizing in the market.
For non-seafood eaters: try chicken and chorizo with chicken broth.

(Courtesy of Elizabeth Carrion)

Paella Without the Rice: Healthy and Tasty

Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain – it's also high in fiber, minerals and a great source of vitamins.

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