Light Valencia Paella

Number of Servings: 4 (562 g)
Active Time: 30 min.
Total Time: 45 min.
Light Valencia Paella

Paella is a Valencian dish that varies wildly from chef to chef, finding its roots in the etymology of the word, which implies a dish cooked in a single pan. The core of the dish is rice, vegetables, and meat, making it a nutritious tradition that’s easy to modify for your family’s tastes.

Tip: When working with short-grain rice, the key to avoiding sticky, over-cooked rice is to keep your temperature low and avoid stirring more than necessary.


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups short-grain rice
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 8 oz. skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 4 oz. shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup peas
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in large, wide pan over medium heat. Sauté peppers, carrots, garlic, and onion until soft (5 minutes).
  2. Add rice and stir well. Add water and broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add chicken, shrimp, and peas. Simmer until chicken and shrimp are fully cooked and liquid has evaporated, adding more water if needed (15-20 minutes).
  4. Serve hot with lemon juice and pepper to allow diners to season to taste.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 562 g

Amount per serving
Calories 575
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 240mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 17%
Total Sugars 6g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 82g
Protein 27g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 53.1mg 4%
Iron 2.1mg 10%
Potassium 560mg 10%
Vitamin A 173.5mcg 20%
Vitamin C 45.5mg 50%
Vitamin E 2mg 15%
Vitamin K 17.6mcg 15%
Thiamin 0.3mg 25%
Riboflavin 0.2mg 20%
Niacin 13.7mg 90%
Vitamin B6 0.9mg 50%
Folate 55.2mcg 14%
Vitamin B12 0.4mcg 20%
Biotin 4.7mcg 15%
Chloride 29.8mg 2%
Pantothenate 2.4mg 50%
Phosphorus 349mg 30%
Iodine 15.5mcg 10%
Magnesium 67.8mg 15%
Zinc 2.4mg 20%
Selenium 37.3mcg 70%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 1.3mg 60%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 4.3mcg 10%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Low Sodium Chicken Broth (chicken Broth (filtered Water, Chicken), Chicken Flavor, Natural Chicken Flavor (chicken Broth, Salt), Evaporated Cane Juice, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Onion Powder, Turmeric, Flavor), Water, Short Grain Rice, Skinless Chicken Breast, Onion, Peas, Green Bell Pepper, Shrimp, Carrots, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil, Garlic.

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