Seafood Spanish Rice

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

My Heart has been away for 9 days (he got home at 1:45am this morning) – this is the longest he’s been away.  A welcome home dinner seemed like a good idea and he loves scallops and yellow rice.  Spanish Rice & Prawn One-Pot was my inspiration recipe but I definitely did it my way.

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

First, my Heart seriously loves yellow rice so that was my starting point on this recipe.  Shrimp and scallops were on sale… next point.  I wanted to add a small can of diced tomatoes, per the recipe, and saw the Rotel, which has a bit of a bite.  A plan was definitely forming.

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

Sliced sweet onion (vidalia), green and red pepper sautéed in 1Tbsp olive oil.  Once the onions were translucent, turned off the heat until I heard from my Heart and knew that he was on his way home – approximately 45-minutes away.

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

The rice mix required 2c water so I poured the Rotel tomatoes, with juice, into the measuring cup and made up the rest of the liquid with water. I did a little more water just to make sure there was enough liquid – there was quite a bit so I won’t do that in the future.

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

Pour the tomato / water mixture into the cooked peppers and onions, bringing everything to a boil then added in the yellow rice packet.

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

Stir in the rice and seasoning and bring back to a boil.

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

 

Lay the shrimp and scallops on top of the rice mixture (I turned over the scallops once to get some of the saffron seasoning).

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

Cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 25-minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

 

Seafood Spanish Rice - Food, Fun, Whatever !!

 

 

Super simple and flavorful. The Rotel added a nice bit of heat and the scallops were especially fresh and tender.  My Heart had not only seconds but also Thirds – I think that is a sign of a successful dinner.

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