With canned tuna and artichokes, this savory paella makes for a tasty dinner in no time at all. Try this delectable combination with a Spanish punch thanks to the addition of saffron threads, bay leaves, and paprika.
Heat oil in 10-inch skillet set over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in rice, paprika, saffron, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until well coated. Stir in tomatoes, broth, and bay leaf; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in green beans and top with tuna and artichokes. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed, rice is tender, and vegetables and tuna are heated through.
Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.
This take on Traditional Spanish Paella is very similar to the authentic variety in how it is made but with fewer ingredients, so it’s more accessible to make for a tasty weeknight dinner. That being said, you don’t have to wait until the weekend or celebrating a family gathering to enjoy the fiesta of flavor that paellas usually bring.
Although paella seems like one of those dishes that only advanced cooks can make perfectly, it’s actually very accessible for beginners as well. With the appropriate guidance and the right ingredients, you could even be savoring this Spanish-inspired recipe tonight. However, keep in mind that patience is a virtue when making this recipe, as the rice should absorb all the stock that comes from combining the tomatoes, the vegetable broth, and the spices.
If you’re feeling adventurous, gather the ingredient list and grab a pack of Mahatma® Parboiled Medium Grain Rice – specially crafter for Paella and other Spanish Cuisine. Follow the recipe steps, and enjoy a rice dish filled with vegetables and rich tuna.
If you’re a seafood lover, don’t be shy and give your dish a professional look by decorating with cooked shrimp. You could also substitute the vegetable broth out for fish broth to get a saltier flavor.
For a veggie version, cut out the tuna or replace it with hearty vegetables like eggplants or zucchini.