Cook Time: 15 minutes or less!
- Add sweet Italian sausage in addition to or instead of shrimp or chicken.
- I use minute rice and cook it in the same pan I will use the shrimp in to save on clean up and time.
- Throw left-over chicken instead of canned if you have it in the fridge anyways.
- Pre-cooked shrimp or any other seafood is a great substitute. Traditionally paella is made with a variety of seafood.
Most of the recipes I am going to share with you are meant to be adjusted to whatever you have in your cupboard, very easy, and something your kid can help you cook. Overall, I would give this meal a B, it isn’t the best paella I ever had, but it is good, home-made, and satisfying. There are many blogs with restaurant quality recipes. In fact, I stumbled across one today, www.dashandbella.blogspot.com. The blogger is a pastry chef and shares the most incredible recipes that she has cooked with her kids. She, like myself, doesn’t believe in “kid food”. I am taking a different angle here at Your Kid’s Table, as I want to give you quick and easy recipes that help encourage your kid to try new foods. Of course, if you are up for it, I think it is great to try more involved recipes.