This delicious Spanish rice and shrimp stew recipe is a true culinary delight. It offers an irresistible combination of vibrant flavors and aromas that will transport you straight to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. This dish is perfect for anyone looking for a quick and easy meal. It is full of seductive aromas that capture the essence of a wonderful holiday. However, it should be noted that this recipe contains pork and is therefore only intended for non-Muslims. Indulge in the tempting mix of ingredients and enjoy the rich cultural heritage that this delicious meal embodies.
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
- 50g chorizo, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 250g easy to cook basmati rice (we used Tilda)
- 400 g canned chopped tomatoes
- 200g raw, peeled prawns, thawed if frozen
If you don’t want to spend time on it
You can bake this dish on the stove
Oven. Add onions, peppers, chorizo,
Place garlic and oil in an ovenproof dish,
Then bake for 15 minutes at 200 °C/180 °C fan oven.
Gas 6. Stir in rice, tomatoes and water,
cover and bake for another 20 minutes,
Stir in shrimp for the last 2 minutes.
- Bring the kettle to a boil.
- In a non-stick frying pan or a flat pan with a lid, fry the onions, peppers, chorizo and garlic in the oil over high heat for 3 minutes.
- Stir in rice and chopped tomatoes with 500ml boiling water, cover and cook over high heat for 12 minutes.
- Uncover and stir – the rice should be almost tender.
- Stir in the shrimp, adding a little more water if the rice looks dry. Then cook for another minute until the shrimp are pink and the rice is tender.
Equipment and tools
To make this Spanish rice and shrimp stew you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Oven-safe dishes
- cutting board
- A garlic press
- frying pan
- measuring spoon
This Spanish rice and shrimp stew recipe contains the following allergens:
Please be sure to check the specific allergen information of the brands and products you use in this recipe.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftovers of this Spanish rice and shrimp stew, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When reheating, make sure to heat it thoroughly before consuming.
Health Benefits of One-Pot Spanish Rice and Shrimp
The Spanish rice and shrimp stew is not only tasty and easy to prepare, but also offers several health benefits. The combination of nutritious ingredients makes it a complete meal for anyone who wants to eat a balanced diet.
Rich source of protein
Using raw, peeled shrimp in this recipe provides a significant amount of protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissue and maintaining healthy skin and hair. It also plays an important role in the production of enzymes, hormones and antibodies and supports overall immune function.
Fiber from basmati rice
Basmati rice, known for its aromatic flavor and long grains, is also a good source of fiber. Fiber supports digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes satiety. Including fiber-rich foods in your diet can help maintain a healthy weight and support a healthy digestive system.
Vitamins and minerals from vegetables
The Spanish rice and shrimp stew contains a variety of vegetables such as onions, red peppers, and green peppers. This colorful vegetable not only adds flavor and texture, but also provides essential vitamins and minerals. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, while peppers contain plenty of vitamins A and C. These vitamins act as antioxidants and help protect the body from harmful free radicals.
Useful fats from olive oil
The addition of olive oil in this recipe provides a dose of beneficial fats. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which are known to promote heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels. It also contains antioxidants that help fight inflammation and protect against chronic diseases.
Tomatoes for Lycopene
Using canned chopped tomatoes in this dish introduces lycopene into the recipe. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant known to reduce the risk of certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer. Additionally, it may help protect against heart disease and promote skin health.
If you prefer a more convenient cooking method, you can bake this one-pot dish in the oven. Simply mix onion, peppers, chorizo, garlic and oil in an ovenproof dish and bake. This alternative method saves time while still allowing you to enjoy the nutritional benefits of the recipe.