Poor Man’s Paella

45 mins (cooking 45)
18 ingredients
4-6 servings
Okay I have to admit it, I’ve never tasted saffron. It is just one of those things I can not justify the price. Of course I am on a budget and have to save money where I can. That was how the recipe for Poor Man’s Paella came about. Also, Oklahoma is land-locked and seafood is pretty pricey so it found its way out of the dish too. Now this obviously is not traditional spanish paella. I am sure you can argue that it isn’t paella at all but I won’t go into a long rant about origins of words (I majored in English) or history and origins of dishes. So some will just have to agree to disagree with me. Regardless my family loves this and I am always looking for one-pot meals to cook. The only draw back for me is I am horrible with rice. I have no idea why,no matter what method I try, it ends up cooking wrong. I think the rice is out to get me… I can hear it now mocking me from the kitchen.

Categories:  <-60-mins , chicken , low-cholesterol , pasta,-rice-and-grains , rice , poultry , main-dish , meat , healthy , low-in... , healthy-2 , one-dish-meal , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (296.45 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 467.65 Calories from Fat 212.94
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23.66g 145.58%
Saturated Fat 4.76g 95.1%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 158.52mg 211.36%
Sodium 651.37mg 108.56%
Total Carbohydrate 9.79g 13.06%
Dietary Fiber 3.28 g 52.48%
Sugars 2.25 g %
Protein 56.16g 449.25%
Vitamin A 2682.71IU% Vitamin C 7.37mg%
Calcium 79.63mg% Iron 6.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
smoked sausage, diced tomatoes, white rice, dried parsley, salt and pepper