Monday, January 6, 2014

Sausage Paella

How did all my north east coast friends brave the crazy snow? 
We got about a foot here. 
I feel like it only snows once a year here now.
It used to snow all the time.
Don't get me wrong I can totally deal with the once a year snow thing.
So now onto the recipe.....
One dish, simple and easy Sausage Paella.
I always felt like Paella?
 That has to be so hard to make.
It's not and I don't even own a Paella pan. 
Happy Monday!

1 sausage pinwheel, casing removed (I had Italian on hand)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 spanish onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 pinch saffron threads or a package of goya sazon 
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 cups uncooked short-grain white rice
1 quart chicken stock
1 1/2 cups frozen baby peas


Break off pieces of sausage and brown in a large skillet over medium high heat. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. 

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a the same skillet or paella pan over medium heat. Saute bell pepper and onion. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and rice. Cook, stirring, to coat rice with oil, about 3 minutes. Stir in saffron threads, bay leaf, oregano, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 20 minutes. Add baby peas and sausage and stir. Serve warm.

*Shared with Full Plate Thursday, Pin It Thursday, Tasty Tuesdays, Time To Sparkle, Weekend Potluck, Freedom Fridays, Foodie Friday, Foodie Friday, Strut Your Stuff Saturday, Weekly Creative


  1. This looks great. I love sausage. I'm going to give this a try! :)

  2. Funny timing. I was just at my sister's house talking about saffron. Someone sent me a bottle for Christmas, and I have no idea what I'm going to do with it all, so I was offering her some. Guess now I should add Paella to the list! I'm not a seafood person, and most versions have seafood, so I never really looked into it. Glad I happened upon your post as part of #PinItThurs. :)

  3. Hi Rina,
    We will just love your Sausage Paella, it looks fabulous and I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  4. This sounds amazing, Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing over at The Weekend Re-Treat hope to see you Thursday evening!

  5. I love paella and I love sausage. I think you sold me on this recipe. Thanks for bringing it by foodie friday.