Shrimp & Chorizo Paella

How to make a Shrimp and Chorizo Paella.

Ingredients: Serves 6

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 cups bomba rice or Arborio Paella rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon saffron threads 2 pinches
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes or 2 chili de arbol
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces Spanish chorizo the kind that is dried and cured
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • fresh chopped parsley


  • Heat a large paella pan (or large saute pan) over medium heat. Add the olive oil. When oil is hot, add the onion and saute for 5 minutes, until onion is softened and turning golden. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato paste and continue to cook until it is completely mixed in and the onions are rust colored, 2- 3 minutes.
  • Add the salt, paprika, chili flakes, turmeric and saffron, stir to incorporate.
  • Add the rice and stir fry until the rice is completely coated with the oil and spices.
  • Stir in the stock. Bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add in the sliced chorizo and cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Arrange the shrimp on top. You may need to press the shrimp into the rice with a spoon so that they are almost covered with the remaining liquid. Cook for 5-10 more minutes or until liquid is evaporated.
  • Sprinkle parsley on top and serve.
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