near east original rice pilaf

Harvest Paella

A fun twist on a traditional Spanish cuisine. Chicken and shrimp simmered in turmeric and hot pepper sauce, and served on top of a bed of rice, beans, peas, tomato and basil.

INGREDIENTS (4 Servings)

  • 6oz Near East® Rice Pilaf Mix
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 8 ounces boneless/skinless chicken breast halves (about 2), cut into thin strips or 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 medium chopped tomato
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil


  1. In 3-quart saucepan, bring water just to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice, contents of spice sack, olive oil, turmeric and hot pepper sauce. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in chicken or shrimp; cover and simmer for 15 more minutes.
  4. Stir in beans, peas, tomato and basil; cook 5 more minutes or until heated through.

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