One Pan Whole30 Paella

2019-07-24T22:51:12+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Entrees, Recipes, Whole30|

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My summer memories growing up was visiting my family in Las Vegas and my Tia whipping up her famous paella for a summer party staple. Now for those of you who have never heard of paella, let me fill you in on what it is.

  • It is a Spanish dish made with rice, saffron, chicken, seafood, veggies, chorizo
  • You can really add a mix of items to create a loaded dish (seafood, a mix of seafood and meat)
  • It is cooked and served in a large shallow pan
  • It is loaded with amazing flavor

Now this is not like the way my aunt made it, because I wanted to make a version that would be Whole30 approved for all my friends currently doing a June Whole30. I left out the saffron in mine, because if you didn’t know that stuff is EXPENSIVE. I stuck with adding turmeric, smoked paprika, cumin, and salt and pepper for my seasoning and it came out just as flavorful! I also left out the 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 bone broth

To prepare this dish, you will need a large pan to be able to fit everything in. First cook your sugar free chorizo, I like to use Pederson’s Farm. Once your chorizo is done cooking transfer It to a plate and remove some of the grease from the pan. Add you shrimp and scallops in the same pan with some salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes. Add back in the chorizo along with the cauliflower rice, and seasoning, cook for a couple minutes or until fragrant. Lastly, add in the sliced red bell peppers, cilantro, filtered water (or bone broth), mix, and cook for about 3-5 minutes. You want to make sure the liquid is absorbed before serving. Sprinkle some fresh cilantro on top and enjoy friends!

One Pan Whole30 Paella

Serves 4


  • 1 lb pedersons farm sugar free 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