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Shrimp, Mussel, Chorizo, and Spanish Rice Soup in the Style of an Arroce

Shrimp, Mussel, Chorizo, and Spanish Rice Soup in the Style of an Arroce Recipe

  • 16 extra large or jumbo shrimp, preferably with heads (or more if the shrimp are smaller)
  • 2 pounds small cultivated mussels
  • 1/3 pound cured and/or smoked chorizo sausages (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-size onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, coarsely chopped, (don’t bother peeling or seeding)
  • Bouquet garni containing 5 fresh thyme sprigs (or ½ teaspoon dried), 1 bunch of parsley, 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 medium-size onions, preferably sweet onions such as Vidalia or Maui or Walla Walla, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 dried ancho or ñora chili, dust wiped off with a damp towel, stemmed, seeded, soaked for 30 minutes in hot water, and drained
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 medium-size tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped, or 1 28-ounce can, drained, seeded (by pushing your thumb into the side of each tomato and squeezing), and chopped
  • 1 cup Spanish Calasparra or Bomba rice, or risotto rice such as Vialone Nano or Arborio
  • 1 large pinch of saffron
  • 2 teaspoons hot Hungarian paprika or Spanish pimentón
  • Salt
  • Pepper
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Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 826kcal (41%)
Total Fat 34g (53%)
Saturated Fat 8g (42%)
Cholesterol 139mg (46%)
Total Carbohydrate 79g
Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 19g
Protein 49g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.



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