Mediterranean Paella

Prep Time10 min
cook Time 35 min
Time to Table45 min

Here’s a classic Spanish seafood dish, prepared in one skillet that will have your family coming up for seconds.


4 cups chicken broth, divided
- pinch of saffron threads
11/4 cup (500 mL) long grain rice
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
1 cup (250 mL) finely chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup (125 mL) red pepper, finely chopped
2 cans (106 g each) Clover Leaf Brisling Sardines-Mediterranean, coarsely chopped, reserving liquid
2 cans (106 g each) Clover Leaf Cocktail Shrimp, drained
2 cans (85g ea.) Clover Leaf Smoked Mussels, drained
1/2 cup (125 mL) Roma or other tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh thyme, chopped


A paella is a classic Spanish dish of saffron flavoured rice combined with a variety of meats and shellfish as well as onion, peppers, tomatoes and herbs. It’s named after the special two-handled paella pan in which it is prepared and served.

However, a wide shallow skillet about 33 to 36 cm (13 to 14 inches) will suffice.

  1. In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups chicken broth to boil over medium high heat. Add saffron threads; simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in rice. Cover, remove from heat and let stand without opening the lid for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, heat oil over medium high heat, add onion, garlic and red pepper and sauté, about 5 minutes. Stir in remaining chicken broth and simmer over medium heat until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add saffron rice to cooking liquid and vegetables; stir in sardines and reserved liquid, shrimp, smoked mussels and tomatoes. Cover and cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Garnish with parsley and thyme.


per serving
% Daily
Fat19 g29%
Saturated Fat3.5 g
Trans Fat0 g
Saturated + Trans18%
Cholesterol145 mg
Sodium1060 mg44%
Carbohydrate58 g19%
Fibre4 g16%
Sugar3 g
Protein26 g
Vitamin A15%
Vitamin C45%

Claims per serving

High Source of Fibre Source of Protein
Good Source of Vitamin A Excellent Source of Vitamin C
Good Source of Calcium Excellent Source of Iron

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