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One pan whole30 paella:

Who doesn’t love paella? If you haven’t tried paella, I highly suggest you try it out. I wanted to make a whole30 version for those of you who are currently doing a whole30. And let me tell you, this version is just as good as the traditional way. If you haven’t heard about paella, let me fill you in.

What is Paella?

  • It is a Spanish dish made with rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, veggies, chorizo
  • Typically a mix of items, either a mix of seafood, or a combination of meat and seafood.
  • It is cooked and served in a large shallow pan
  • It is loaded with amazing flavor

Whole30 version:

I left out the saffron in mine, because that stuff is EXPENSIVE. But I used turmeric, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, and it came out just as flavorful! And since this is my whole30 version, I left out the traditional rice and used cauliflower rice, but if you aren’t doing a Whole30 feel free to use regular rice.

Here is what else I am using:

  1. Chorizo
  2. Shrimp
  3. Scallops
  4. Red bell pepper
  5. Cauliflower rice
  6. Seasonings: smoked paprika, turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper
  7. Filtered water or you can sub chicken bone broth

Preparing the paella:

To prepare this dish, I used a large pan to be able to fit everything in. First I cooked my chorizo, I like to use Buy Ranch Direct Chicken chorizo. Once the chorizo is done cooking I transferred to a plate and removed some of the grease from the pan. Next, I added the shrimp and scallops in the same pan with some salt and pepper and cooked for a few minutes. I then added back in the chorizo along with the cauliflower rice, and seasoning, and cooked for a couple minutes or until fragrant. Lastly, I added in the sliced red bell peppers, cilantro, filtered water (or bone broth), mixed, and cooked for about 3-5 minutes. I cooked until the liquid was absorbed. Sprinkle some fresh cilantro on top and enjoy friends!

One Pan Whole30 Paella

Serves 4


  • 1 lb Buy Ranch Direct chicken chorizo
  • 1/2 lb wild caught shrimp
  • 1/2 lbs wild caught scallops
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt + pepper
  • 1/4 cup filtered water


  • Cook your chorizo in a pan for about 5-7 minutes and transfer for a bowl once done
  • In same pan add in your shrimp and scallops seasoned with salt and pepper and cook a few minutes
  • Add back in the chorizo along with cauliflower rice, and seasonings
  • Add sliced red pepper, cilantro, 1/4 cup water, and mix
  • Cook for about 3-5 minutes