Simple Spanish Paella with Scallops

Simple Spanish Paella #Scallops #Fish #QuickDinner #CheapDinner

Happy Sunday! I am coming at ya with another recipe post today. We cooked dinner the past couple of nights, so I thought I might as well share what we made!

This dish I am sharing with you today is something we have made about 10 times – we love it! The reason it is so great is because: #1 – It takes about 20 minutes #2 – All of the ingredients are $10 #3 – It is just really tasty!

Simple Spanish Paella #Scallops #Fish #QuickDinner #CheapDinner

Simple Spanish Paella #Scallops #Fish #QuickDinner #CheapDinner

It isn’t really a true paella, but I like to call it that because it reminds me of one. It is a paella on a smaller and simpler scale.

We typically do a side of fresh green beans with this dish. Green beans are my favorite vegetable by far. For the green beans, I buy a bag of fresh beans at the grocery store and boil them for 4-5 minutes. Once they are cooked, I drain the water out and then toss them in garlic olive oil and pink salt. Super easy and super tasty!

Simple Spanish Paella #Scallops #Fish #QuickDinner #CheapDinner

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 1 box of Spanish Rice-A-Roni
  • 1 can of Rotel (we use the Hot Rotel)
  • 1 lb bag of frozen scallops (we get mini scallops)
    • You could also use fresh!
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Rinse the scallops in a colander and dry them. Set aside.
  • Cook the rice on the stove according to the instructions on the box.
  • Once the rice is almost done, heat a pan on the stove to a medium-high heat.
  • Place the scallops in the pan and sprinkle a little salt and pepper on top.
  • Cook the scallops for about 3-5 minutes on a medium heat.
    • For the baby scallops, I don’t really flip them over. I just kind of move them around in the pan as I cook them.
  • Combine the scallops into the rice once both are completely cooked! Mix together well and enjoy

Simple Spanish Paella #Scallops #Fish #QuickDinner #CheapDinner

Simple Spanish Paella #Scallops #Fish #QuickDinner #CheapDinner

This was such a great dinner, and I love having leftovers. It saves well for a couple of days after.

What are some of your favorite recipes? Do you have go-to Sunday Night Dinners?

I hope everyone has a great week!


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