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[Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker] [RECIPE ONLY] EASY SEAFOOD PAELLA

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This Instant Pot Paella is super-easy to make, and, super delicious and picturesque. Your choice of seafood- shrimp, mussels, calamari…from fresh-caught to a freezer!

Use medium grain rice, unnecessary to rinse, diced onions, and bell peppers to add sweetness and flavor.

when using butter instead of olive oil to sauté the veggies, the dish is more like Pilaf.

seafood paella instantpot, easy, recipe

[Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker RECIPE] EASY SEAFOOD Paella

Rico McConnellRico McConnell
This Instant Pot Paella is super-easy to make, and, super delicious and picturesque. Your choice of seafood- shrimp, mussels, calamari…from fresh-caught to a freezer! Use medium grain rice, unnecessary to rinse, diced onions, and bell peppers as adding sweetness and flavor.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Servings 4 servings

Equipment

  • 1 instant pot or pressure cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb shrimp *rinsed and deveined
  • 1 lb calamari *thaw in salt water if you use frozen
  • 2 cups medium grain rice *No needed to rinse
  • cups boiled water
  • 3 tbsp white wine
  • a pinch of saffron *if it's available
  • 2 tbsp water for saffron
  • 1 cube shrimp broth Or chicken broth
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ½ onion. finely minced
  • 4 pieces chorizo, salted pork or pancetta or bacon, chopped
  • 12 small tomatoes or 4 tomatoes, sliced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil *when using butter instead, the dish is more like Pilaf

Instructions
 

  • Soak a pinch of saffron in 2 tbsp of water. Soak 1 cube of shrimp bouillon in boiled water.
    Cut small tomatoes into half.
  • Set Instant Pot to "saute" setting, pour in the olive oil, and add chopped salted pork, minced onions, and garlic, saute until softened.
  • Add diced peppers, sliced mushrooms, and rice to the pot. Stir and saute for a few minutes.
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add unwashed rice. Saute the rice until they are not getting sticky and look shiny.
    Turn off the instant pot.
  • Add shrimp bouillon with boiled water, white wine, and saffron and the water, to the pot. Place the small tomatoes on the rice.
  • Place the shrimp and calamari on the rice and tomatoes.
  • Place the lid. Set the Instant Pot to the "pressure cook" setting. Start to cook with "HIGH" for 3 minutes.
    Turn off the "Keep Warm" mode.
  • When the time is up, naturally release the pressure for about 15 minutes while cooking the rice.
    *Avoid opening the lid for at least 15 minutes even after the pressure cooking.
  • It is better to mix the rice and the tomatoes well before serving, but, the nice seafood decoration will be gone. You can mix the rice after serving the seafood decoration to your guest if desired.
    *Snap peas for the decoration.
    seafood paella instantpot, easy, recipe

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Keyword Easy, Instantpot, pressure cook, Rice, seafood, Shrimp

WHAT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAELLA AND PILAF

“Paella” and “pilaf” are both rice dishes, but what are they different?
To put it simply, paella is a Spanish dish with luxurious ingredients and vivid colors, while pilaf is a Turkish dish with delicate ingredients made with various mix-ins.

PAELLA
Origin: Spanish cuisine.
Ingredients: Use relatively large seafood such as shrimp and mussels, and others includes chicken, vegetables, and saffron is the essential.
Cooking method: Stir-fry the ingredients with olive oil in a special paella pot, then add raw rice and saffron and cook. It will be completed with all the ingredients on top of the rice.

PILAF
Origin: Turkish cuisine.
Ingredients: Choose small ingredients such as onions, carrots, corn, meat, seafood, etc.
Cooking method: Stir-fry raw rice in butter and cook in soup. It can also be easily made in a rice cooker.

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