Microwave Seafood Paella
3 Green onions
3/4 c Short-grain rice (such as
-Valencia, arborio or pearl)
Long grain rice
1 cn Stewed tomatoes (16 oz.)
1 cn Low-salt or regular chicken
-broth (14 1/2 oz.)
3/4 ts Dry Thyme
1/4 ts Pepper
1/2 ts Salt (optional)
2/3 c Frozen petite peas (do not
8 Live blue mussels OR
8 sm Live greenshell mussels
6 oz Raw medium shell-on shrimp
3/4 lb Orange Roughy, cut into 1
Finely slice green onions; reserve 1/4 cup of the green tops for garnish.
In a deep microwaveable casserole bowl or 8 cup measure, combine onions.
rice, tomatoes and their liquid, broth, thyme, pepper and salt (dish needs
to be twice the height of these combined ingredients). Cover dish tightly
and microwave on high (100% power) for 16 minutes, rotating the dish a
quarter turn halfway through cooking. Remove the dish from microwave; stir
in peas. Arrange mussels and shrimp alternately around the edge of dish,
sticking mussels upright into the rice mixture and shrimp head down and
tail toward center (they do not need to be completely covered with liquid).
Arrange fish pieces in an even layer in center, on top of the rice mixture.
Cover and microwave on high until most of the fish has turned opaque
throughout and mussels open, 5 to 8 minutes more. Mixture will look saucy.
Let stand, covered, about 3 minutes for fish to finish cooking. Serve in
wide shallow bowls and sprinkle with reserved green onions over each
serving. Makes 4 servings. Note: Clams, Scallops and Grouper may be