Paella - Zone Diet Recipes

This Valencian orzo, shrimp and chicken Paella is complete with tomato and red pepper, and flavored with saffron, garlic, and red pepper flakes.

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Yield2 servings
Total Time (mins)
  • Ingredients
  • Nutrition
  • 1 (8oz) can Crushed tomato
  • 1 1/4 cups Chicken stock (unsalted, Kitchen Basics brand)
  • 2 pinches Saffron
  • 1 tbsp Dr. Sears’ Zone Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup Zone PastaRx Orzo
  • 1 oz Chicken breast (cooked, chopped)
  • 10 Shrimp (1oz)(canned & drained, these small shrimp weigh just 8 grams)
  • 1 Red bell pepper (cut julienne style)
  • 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • Salt & Pepper (for flavor)
Serving Size 2 servings
Calories 351
Total Fat 10g
Carbohydrates 36g
Fiber 5g
Protein 27g


  1. In a bowl, blend the tomatoes with stick blender, add the chicken stock and saffron and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan. Add onion and cook until slightly translucent.
  3. Add minced garlic and orzo, stirring until the orzo is golden.
  4. Stir in the tomato broth, and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, turn heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Add chicken, shrimp, and julienned red pepper stir until soupy.
  7. Remove from heat add salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.