*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                         PAELLA, SAFFRON AND SHRIMP
 
 Recipe By     : Mediterranean the Beautiful
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pastas And Rice                  Seafood - Entrees
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4  cup           unsalted butter
    1      pound         shrimp -- peeled
    1      whole         onion -- chopped
    2      cloves        garlic -- minced
    1 1/2  cups          zucchini -- chopped
    3      whole         tomatoes -- seeded and chopped
    1 1/2  cups          short-grain rice
      1/2  teaspoon      saffron
    1      teaspoon      salt
    1 1/2  teaspoons     pepper
    3      cups          hot water
    4      tablespoons   parsley -- chopped
 
 Crush saffron and steep in 1/4 cup of hot water.
 
 In a paella pan, over medium heat, melt butter.  Add shrimp and saute until
 pink, about 2 minutes.  Transfer shrimp to a bowl.  Add onion and garlic to
 pan and saute over low heat until slightly soft, about 7 minutes.  Add
 zucchini and tomatoes and saute 3 minutes longer.  Add rice, stir and add
 saffron with liquid, salt, pepper and hot water.  Bring to boil and reduce
 to low heat, cover and cook until rice is done, about 20 minutes.
 
 Return shrimp to pan, stir in the chopped parsley, turn off heat, cover and
 let sit for about 10 minutes.
 
 Fluff and serve topped with parsley.
 
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