Pressure Cooker Shrimp Paella

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Rated 4.5 based on 24 customer reviews
Pressure Cooker Shrimp Paella
Pressure Cooker Shrimp Paella


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Mealthy Tip

When selecting a rice to make paella, bomba or calasparra rice is the most traditional. Any short-grain rice such as arborio is also a suitable substitute.

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Spanish Seafood Paella

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 309 calories; 13g fat; 20.1g carbohydrates; 23g protein; 192mg cholesterol; 1107mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat115
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat2g 10%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.8g
Monounsaturated Fat8.3g
Cholesterol 192mg 64%
Sodium 1107mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 20.1g 7%
Dietary Fiber1g 5%
Protein 23g
Vitamin A24% Vitamin C69%
Calcium8% Iron9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Katie Hason says:

This shrimp paella was phenomenal! The pepper and garlic flavors were fantastic. I don't use turmeric often, but it lends a beautiful golden color to this dish. Definitely one of the best paella dishes I've ever tried. The only thing I did different was left the shrimp shell on. Next time I will probably add more seafood or even chicken.

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Michael Moore says:

I agree! Some of the best paella I've ever had- don't eat chicken or chorizo, so it's hard to get a good hybrid seafood/veggie paella out. I added some olives, capers and artichoke hearts to the recipe and substituted smoked Spanish paprika for the normal paprika (don't use too much). Gives it a "chorizo" taste without the meat. Red bell peppers add good color. You could also add a little tomato. The proportions in the recipe were just right. I always under-salt, because it's easy enough to add more salt at the end (unlike restaurants, which tend to over-salt everything, especially paella.) Next time I'll add some other seafood to the mix.

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Alex Cabral says:

Really good recipe. Only thing I regret is not using larger shrimp. I think I used medium, but next time I will go with jumbo. The flavor is phenomenal, it's definitely one of my favorites.

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Dominique M says:

Made this recipe twice already, it's my favorite. I always used to add a ton of bell peppers and other vegetables like artichoke to my paella, but this is the best example of "less is more". This recipe uses simple ingredients, but the flavor is still impeccable. The only thing that I change about this recipe is I cook the shrimp with the shell on. Doing this adds a lot of flavor to the meat, and protects it from overcooking!

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Carolina Osorno says:

Has anyone tried doubling this recipe? If I add sausage will time cooking time change? What sausage could I use ?

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Autumn Portka says:

My rice too was a little firm and shrimp was a little over cooked but the flavor was delicious.

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Debra Darcy says:

Just want to say it was really tasty! For beginner like me who just got this and did not know to rinse my rice til clear water ran through, my pot malfunctioned!!! no pressure and had to call help line.

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Christian Dehaze says:

Made this following recipe and it came out delicious. Rice was correct tenderness, as were the prawns. The one small change I made was that I used, smoked paprika, instead of plain paprika. Next time I make this, I will experiment by adding, 1/2 cup of frozen peas and possibly some slices of smoked sausage.

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Kaitlynne Vasquez says:

Made this for the 1st time and this was my 2nd time using the multipot. IT WAS DELICIOUS! Husband approved and my 15 month old loved it! I used Arborito rice since I had it on hand and glad I saw the tip about rinsing before, because I didn’t know that was required. Added roasted green beans as a side and it was a perfect side dish! Can’t wait to make again. Oh, I’d also use bigger shrimp next time!

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Zuleica Garza says:

Absolutely amazing I added adobo and 1 pack of Sazon and it was a family success!

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David Nccbn says:

My dad and son liked it but I wasn’t a fan. It wasn’t terrible, but the shrimp and veggies were too soft/overcooked and there wasn’t enough flavor/spiciness.

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Nancy Castro says:

I love the paella recipe. Made some changes...I cooked brown rice separate...2 cup in pressure cooker 2 1/2 cup water...high 15mins... remove and clean liner..then follow recipe without rice.. add chorizo or Italian sausages cutting them about an inch...cook for 12mins..When done add/combine rice. yummy

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Christine Gray says:

I adapted the quantities in the recipe as there are only 2 of us. I didn’t use the chicken stock or white wine, just added water with a little seasoning and it was fine. I used some leftover cooked prawns from the freezer and they did shrink a bit but I expected that, next time I would add some cooked chicken. All in all it was good for a first attempt & it got the thumbs up from my husband who is quite hard to please.

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Romina Capelli says:

It was ok but far from delicious. The shrimp was a bit dry, and the overall taste was just ok. Won’t prepare it again :-(.

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Bill Weber says:

Awesome! Followed the recipe as is except I used additional chicken broth instead of white wine. The shrimp was tender and the rice was cooked perfectly.

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Eliana Villagomez says:

Soooo easy and super yummy !

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Jacquie Baker says:

While the shrimp cooked perfectly, the rice was overdone and the peppers were obliterated. I did use basmati which might be part of the issue, but there was too much liquid resulting in an awkward dish somewhere in between brothy and pasty. 😬 The flavour was...okay? Not worth trying again even with modifications.

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Lorrie No says:

This came out incredible. I love how the sauce thickened up and it was like a comfort food dish. I used Arborio since I couldn’t find anything else at the store. I want to try with a lighter weight rice next time. Plus add different meats like chicken or pork.

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Tammy Thatcher says:

This was only my second time using my pressure cooker and the first time wasn’t a success. This dish came out great! I did add some frozen peas as one reviewer suggested and that added a nice additional flavor to the dish. We did add some spicy garlic seasoning when served (we don’t care for cilantro but like spicy). Will definitely make again!

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Nancy Baney says:

Used basmati rice, 12 oz medium frozen/raw shrimp w/o tails, a nice dry, white wine & followed recipe (used a bit more red pepper, had a large pepper). And, increased pressure cook time to 7 minutes since my shrimp was frozen/raw. It turned out GREAT! My picky 10 yo (not a spicy fan) gave it a thumbs up and had seconds ... that is a winner in our house! The shrimp was prefect! The rice was perfect! And, it was just a very beautiful looking dish! If I did anything differently, might use larger shrimp on top w/tails, but only if making for a special occasion & want the dish to really shine! And, might try a different rice next time. I had basmati in pantry & it worked just fine. I will be keeping this one in the recipe box!

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Kelsey Hanley says:

So delicious and easy to make!

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Lynn Lees says:

Absolutely loved this cooked it for 2 added peas it was quick and easy.

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Jackee Colquhoun says:

It was delicious followed recipe except had no paprika so I used cayenne instead. We don’t drink so had no wine on hand so just used 3 cups of broth. I would cook a little longer next time or use less liquid because it still had too much liquid it made the rice a little too soft for us but otherwise really amazing recipe. My family is also pretty large 6 of us but the men in my house eat a lot so the quantity for 10 was still not quite enough. Will definitely make again and add either more rice and keep the same amount of liquid.