Seafood Rice Skillet is a nod to seafood paella using easy to find ingredients and equipment. Impress your dinner guests with this easy and impressive dish!
Total Cost: $8.70 recipe / $1.45 serving
Servings: 91.5 cups each
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
2Tbspolive oil $0.22
1red bell pepper $1.00
1tspsmoked paprika $0.10
1/4tspcayenne pepper $0.02
2cupsuncooked long grain white rice $1.12
3cupschicken broth* $0.41
1cupfrozen peas $0.48
1/2lbfrozen seafood mix$4.00
Handful fresh parsley, chopped$0.20
Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Add the olive oil, onion, and garlic to a large deep skillet. Sauté over medium heat until the onions are soft and transparent (about 5 minutes). Meanwhile, dice the red bell pepper. Add the diced bell pepper to the skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes more.
Add the uncooked rice, turmeric, smoked paprika, and cayenne to the skillet. Stir to combine. Pour in the chicken broth, stir briefly, then place a lid on the skillet.
Turn the heat up to high and bring the broth to a boil. Once it reaches a full boil, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, add the frozen seafood and frozen peas. Fold the seafood and peas into the skillet, then replace the lid. Let the seafood and peas cook over low heat until the shrimp turn pink (about 5-10 minutes). Stir once half way through to check the seafood buried in the rice for doneness.
Once the seafood has finished cooking, top the skillet with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges. Squeeze the lemon juice over top of the seafood rice just before eating.
*I used Better Than Bouillon to make my chicken broth and it contains enough salt to sufficiently season the dish. If using a low sodium broth, you may need to add a touch of salt.