Paella-Style Baked Rice with Sausage and Shrimp

Paella is a typical Spanish dish that is made many different ways. This recipe is a quick, satisfying one pot dinner filled with wonderful flavors.


2 tablespoons olive oil, separated

1 pound Italian sausage links, hot or mild according to your preference

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 pound plum tomatoes, chopped


1/2 pound shirmp, peeled and deveined

1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained

2 teaspoons paprika

1 cup medium or long grain rice (not instant)

salt and pepper to taste

3 cups hot chicken broth

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Preheat oven to 400°.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet*. Add sausage and cook over medium heat until browned, about 4 minutes. Cover pan and simmer until meat is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove sausage from pan and cut into 1-inch thick pieces. Set aside. Drain any oil from skillet.
In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, honey, shrimp, chickpeas and paprika. Bring to a simmer. Add rice, cooked sausage and salt and pepper. Stir in hot chicken broth and bring back to a simmer.
Cover pan tightly. Place in oven and bake about 20-25 minutes until rice has absorbed liquid. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes until rice is tender.
*If you do not have an ovenproof skillet, cook on top of stove as directed and transfer mixture to an ovenproof casserole dish to bake.