This Spanish Saffron Rice with Garlic Shrimp is an insanely delicious Spanish dish. Loaded with so many great flavors & textures, it´s made with minimal ingredients and it all comes together in just 30 minutes.
This Spanish saffron rice is the perfect dish for a busy weeknight or for a relaxed weekend lunch. Serve it next to a bottle of Spanish wine for the ultimate Spanish experience 🙂 .
To make this dish, I used round rice, but you can use whatever rice you have on hand. Also, make sure to use high-quality saffron threads. The saffron combined with the garlic is what gives this dish that magical flavor.
TIPS & TRICKS to make this Recipe: I used a standard nonstick fry pan to make this dish, no need for a paella pan. If you use a different rice than the round one I used, check the package instructions, as the liquid to rice ratio might be different. While cooking, you can mix the rice around once in a while. But don´t over mix, otherwise the rice will lose it´s texture.
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Spanish Saffron Rice with Garlic Shrimp
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/2 onion
- 12 raw jumbo raw shrimp peeled & deveined
- 1 cup round rice
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika
- 1/2 tsp saffron threads
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- sea salt
- freshly cracked black pepper
Heat a large fry pan with a medium-high heat and add in a generous 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, after 1 minute add in 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced and mix with the olive oil, after 45 to 60 seconds add in 12 raw jumbo shrimp (peeled & deveined and seasoned with sea salt & black pepper), mix the shrimps around with the garlic, 1 minute later remove the shrimps & garlic from the pan and set aside
Using the same pan with the same heat add in 1/2 onion finely diced and mix with the olive oil, 1 minute later add in 4 cloves garlic finely minced and continue to mix, 30 seconds later add in 1 cup of round rice, 1/4 cup frozen peas, 1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika, 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix it all together until well combined, then add in 3 cups vegetable broth, give it a mix so everything is evenly divided, you can mix once in a while, just don´t over mix, otherwise the rice will lose it´s texture
About 10 minutes after adding the broth, add in the garlic shrimp and evenly spread them out, after this step don´t mix the rice anymore, simmer on a medium-high heat for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until the broth has been fully incorporated into the rice, remove the pan from the heat and serve at once, enjoy!
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