Shrimp Paella

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Preparation time:
Cooking time: 8 min

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4-6


¾ pound medium-sized shrimp
¼ cup tomato paste (or puree)
1-2 cloves garlic
A pinch of saffron
1 cup short-grain rice
1 ¾ cups hot “shrimp water”
1 cup green beans and/or lima beans
2 tablespoons olive oil


1. In sauce pan, lightly cook beans in salted water.
2. Peel shrimp. In another pot, boil the shells (only the shells) in salted water to make “shrimp water”.
3. In pressure cooker, add ¼ cup olive oil and tomato paste. Stir until hot.
4. Reduce heat, add rice, beans, saffron and shrimp. Mix well, add “shrimp water”.
5. Close and lock. Bring to pressure and cook for 8 minutes at high pressure.
6. Release pressure using natural release method.


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