Paella Party for One

Paella isn’t meant to be eaten alone. It’s meant to be shared, usually served family style.

But darn it. Some week nights, after a long day’s work, you just want to dig your fork into a hearty paella.

This speedy recipe was adapted from Fitness Magazine. The scallops were omitted, but in hindsight, I think they would have been a nice addition.

Then again, this single-serving recipe yields so much, omitting the scallops wasn’t truly a loss. The picture does not do the portion size justice.

Don’t you just love healthy recipes that yield big portion sizes that are packed with healthful foods, but aren’t calorically damning? I sure do 🙂


1 t olive oil

a few T chopped onion, pepper, or tomato

1 t crushed garlic

1 t tomato paste

pinch of saffron

1 T dry white wine

2 oz. mushrooms

2 oz. artichoke hearts

2 oz. shrimp (peeled, deveined, tails removed)

1/2 turkey or chicken sausage link, sliced into rounds (I made my own from ground turkey and spices)

1/2 cup brown rice

3.5 T reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 t paprika

1 t chopped parsley


-Heat oil in skillet over medium heat; then reduce to medium low and add onion and garlic. Stir occasionally until seared and golden brown.

-Mix in tomato paste and saffron; cook for about 2 minutes.

-Add wine, mushrooms, artichoke, shrimp, and sausage. Stir.

-Then mix in rice and broth. Cover and let simmer until liquid is mostly dissolved (about 10 minutes).

-Transfer to serving dish. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley, and serve warm.

2 thoughts on “Paella Party for One

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