Quick Instant Pot Seafood Paella is an easy dinner for a weeknight, especially if you use frozen seafood mix! Everyone will love this all in one meal!I've been cooking with my Instant Pot (Affiliate link) about three weeks now and I haven't used my stove top or oven for making main entreés. I've used them to make sauce for cheesecake and brown salmon but that's about it. I also haven't used other kitchen appliances like the rice cooker (!) or the crock pot. I even reheated leftovers in the Instant Pot and haven't used the microwave as often. I love it so much that I became an affiliate. See the discount details on the sidebar. It's cheaper than buying from Amazon with my discount codes!
Instant Pot® DUO60
I have the model DUO60, which is not the Bluetooth ready, SMART model, but even without the extra features, it's enough for me. If you own one, you're probably like me; you use it every day and appreciate how it's making your life so much healthier and easier.
- The food cooks in ⅓ the time!
- It retains moisture.
- It retains nutrition better than any other cooking method!
- You can delay cooking so you can set the timer to start cooking.
- The pot is heavy bottom stainless steel so there is no Teflon!
- You can make yogurts, rice, soups, bone broth in 2 hours (!), cheesecake (recipe to follow!!), and so much more!
I'm not much of an infomercial sales person - heck, I don't even like watching them - but this pot is really the only appliance you'll need for cooking. It saves time and counter space! I know you'll love it. Check out the website for more incredible things about this awesome kitchen appliance you're going to love!
hip Pressure Cooking Cookbook Review
One of the websites I go to for pressure cooking information, besides Instant Pot, is a site called hipPressureCooking.com, published by Laura Pazzaglia, who can be seen on videos throughout Instant Pot's website. Cooking with a pressure cooker is easy but some education is needed at first for things like proper liquid ratios, timing, pressure setting and types of recipes that work best in it. And it turns out, she has a cookbook (Amazon affiliate link) filled with all those info AND amazing recipes! So I was thrilled when she offered her book for me to review, share a recipe from it AND offered a copy to giveaway too! Aren't YOU lucky!
I will be sharing more recipes from the book this week but first, I want to share one of my favorite, FAVORITE, dishes, Paella.
Quick Seafood Paella Recipe from hip Pressure Cooking Cookbook
I have never made Paella, although it's one of my favorite dishes, because it's a bit complicated to make and it "requires" a special Paella pan. I'm always trying to reduce what I have so I didn't want to buy a pan just to make one dish. But I love Paella's deep seafood flavor enriched saffron rice mixed in with the variety of seafood and shellfish I love. When I order at a restaurant, even the single portions are so big that I always end up sharing with my family. So this was a perfect dinner menu for the Instant pot.
Paella usually takes hours and multiple steps to cook. But with Instant Pot, it took longer to wash squid and shrimp than to cook this meal!
Sauté the veggies right in the pot.
Add rice, stock, and spices.
Cook on HIGH for 6 minutes. That's 6 MINUTES!! No lie.
So are you in? Thought so.
Here is the Paella recipe from Laura's hip Pressure Cooking cookbook.
Quick Instant Pot Seafood Paella Recipe
- 4 white fish heads I used cod
- 2 carrots
- 1 celery
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 bunch parsley with stems
- 6 Cups water
- 4 tablespoon EVOO
- 1 Medium Yellow Onion diced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper diced
- 1 Green Bell Pepper diced
- 1 large pinch saffron threads
- 2 cups short-grain rice See Notes
- 1 ¾ cups Vegetable Stock or Seafood Stock See Notes
- ⅛ teaspoon Ground Turmeric
- 2 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 cup seafood mix squid, meaty white fish, scallops
- 2 cups mixed shellfish clams, mussels, shrimp
- Add all the ingredients to Instant Pot
- Set on HIGH for 5 minutes
- When timer goes off, use NPR to release pressure
- Set Instant Pot on "SAUTE" and heat EVOO. If using stove top pressure cooker, heat the pot on medium heat until the pot is hot and add EVOO. All the other electric pressure cooker, use the direction to heat the unit hot to add EVOO.
- When the oil gets hot, add onions and peppers and saute until onions soften, about 4 minutes.
- Stir in the saffron, rice, and seafood and sauté everything together for 2 minutes.
- Then add stock, turmeric, salt, and mix well.
- Add the seafood and put the shellfish on top and do not mix further.
- Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker.
- Cook at HIGH pressure for 6 minutes.
- When timer is up, use natural pressure release (NPR) method.
- If NPR doesn't release pressure in 15 minutes, release the pressure manually by opening the vent valve.
- After the pressure is completely released, open the lid, mix the paella well, cover and let stand for 1 minute before serving.
Rice: I added 2 cups of rice and 1 ¾ cups of fish stock with the seafood to cook in one pot. Then, I made extra rice using the same ratio in another pot (I have two pot liners so I can make two things at once) and added it to the rest of the dish afterwards. The reason being, I didn't want the pot to get too full if I used more rice. But if you don't have another pot liner (I highly recommend getting the accessory setfrom the company's website), you can probably fit 3 cups of rice and add about 2 ⅔ cups of fish stock.
EVOO: Sauté setting on Instant Pot does not get very hot so I felt comfortable using EVOO but if you don't, then, you can use Avocado oil.
The shrimp isn't hard and tough after pressure cooking for 6 minutes?
Dr. Karen says
No they weren't overcooked Linda. But the wild shrimps I used were large so maybe that's why?
Already have one and love it. But I would like to win this for a friend with 4 boys ages 5 and younger. Thank you for a chance to win.
Linda Schenk says
I would LOVE to win this - then I could give my LUX to my daughter!
N Steele says
The IP cookers are life changers, allowing me to be a better cook. I would love one for my RV.
I would love to try this! Things are a little busy around here with the kids, school and activities. This would make cooking from scratch so much easier!
I'd like to try making a pungent stew in the IP and contain the smell that keeps me from making it at all.
Raia Torn says
I've never had paella before, but it looks pretty good! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and giveaway over at Savoring Saturdays! Hope you'll be back to share with us again this weekend. 🙂
I would love love love an instant pot! Would make life so much easier for cooking just about anything!
Connie Meyer says
What a great giveaway! Lots of tasty meals are just waiting to be made.
Christine Thomas says
I'd love to win a second Instant Pot. I love mine and use it throughout the day. A second one would be helpful since I'm cooking for my family...my very hungry family! 😀
Your website looks great and your food pics do too.
Karen, thank you, Laura and the Instant Pot company for this chance to win! I am having so much fun using mine and telling my friends and family about it.
Marlene Jackson Stockard says
This would be the perfect wedding gift for my daughter. Thank you for the chance to win one for her.
I love my IP. A second one would be a dream come true. 🙂
Kylie Worthington says
Oooh, I've really been wanting an instapot!
Helen Y. says
My husband and I both work and my parents recently moved in with us. It's so hard to make a quick meal and even more difficult to make it healthy. This pressure cooker (especially with the stainless steel liner) looks like it might be a great solution for our family! Thanks for the giveaway and crossing my fingers that I win! 🙂
Wendy Watkiss says
I can't think of a better product to win! I would love to win this for my Mother,
I want to win an Instant Pot so I can make dinner more quickly and spend time with my family. Thanks!
That's for the Instant Pot giveaway, would really like to win one!
Flo Bruehl says
I'd love to win and give a pot as a gift! I love mine, and want to spread the joy!
Irlene Mears says
I would love a second IP. I have had so much fun cooking in mine and now want to share my love of pressure cooking with my daughter.
Berlene Herren says
I want to give one to my mother-in-law - I know it would make her life easier!
Wonderful giveaway. That looks like a great recipe.
I'd love a second Instant Pot to keep my first one company. Everything I've made from Laura's site has been great, I am interested in her cookbook, too.
I would love another IP cuz it's the BEST thing, ever, to grace my countertop!?
Delene Crites says
Would love to won one to give as Christmas gift
Lorraine Gardner says
This is amazing! Thank you for the recipe--I love paella! I really want to improve my health, and eating less fast food would be a good start. I am so busy teaching and tutoring that I don't have the time or energy to spend an hour cooking dinner. If I had a way to prepare healthy food quickly in the Instant Pot, both my husband and I could become healthier eaters!
Shaneka Rose says
I love my ip. I'd be torn on keeping the new pot or giving it away. Two IPs would make me unstoppable but I have friends and family that could benefit from an IP.
I want to win so I can loan it out to convince others how great it is, don't want to loan them mine. And so many times I find myself saying I need 2 of these.
Why I want to win, to help create healthy meals to heal my body! To cut down on the time I spend in the kitchen! Thank you for the chance to win a IP!!
Karl Devenport says
I want to make FAST beans
Carol Little says
I WANT TO WIN!! I want to make that cheesecake!!
This is FABLUOUS!! I would SO love to win this special kitchen magic machine Instant Pot sounds like the perfect addition to my kitchen. Would love to make the Paella!! si si !!
Because winter is coming (yea, yea, say it in that Game of Thrones voice...) and I need to cook a LOT more, so I need all the help I can get!!
Tracie Cooper says
I would love to this because I have always wanted a pressure cooker!
Alexis Meadows says
I think it would be a fun way to cook fast!
Joan Kubes says
I don't have one of these but I'd love to own one!
After using and loving my Instant Pot , I would like to give one to my daughter
Susie Zahratka says
I really want to make broth using this!
I'd love to win an instant pot to take the fear out of pressure cooking, and to be able to stop relying so much on convenience foods.
Would love to replace the rice cooker and slow cooker with an Instant Pot Pressure Cooker. I'm trying to convert to a plant based diet to lose weight and get healthy. I've heard great things about the IP. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.
[email protected] says
This is exactly what I've been looking for to replace my slow cooker!
Susan Hatcher says
I've seen different videos of these and looks like I would love to try one. Thanks.
Toan Tran says
I love appliances and this sounds like the only one you need! I love cooking and this would be great to have.
I would love to win as I start Chemo today and it would sure on the days when I don't feel well. Thanks for a chance to win.
This is an amazing giveaway! I've been looking at the Instant Pot for some time because I know I'll use it for many things on my whole food, AIP diet! Also love the fact that with the Instant Pot I'd be able to downsize a bit and part company with my slow cooker and rice cooker!
I want to win the Instant Pot so that I can cook yummy, healthy foods for my family in less time.
What an amazing prize! Would love to win this for my family! Good luck everyone!
Is this good in the USA? If so, I'd love to win because I've always wanted something along these lines. It would make cooking so much easier and quicker for me.
I want to win because I've been looking for a healthy lead-free crockpot, this looks like a great idea!
Auriette Lindsey says
I'd love to win the instant pot because my husband and I turn to fast food and packaged, processed foofds because it's faster and easier. Sounds like the instant pot would make it super easy to eat healthier homemade meals.
I've been pricing these and wanting to try one! Sounds like an awesome kitchen appliance!
I would like to win something that sounds like it would be great to cook in, also my rice cooker just lost its liner and I need a new rice cooker....
Talk about died and gone to kitchen heaven! This Instant Pot looks amazing! Fast, good food is why I want this.
Brittany Thomas says
I was seriously just looking at stainless steel rice cookers and this fits the bill and then some! I'd love to try pressure cooking!
Brittany Thomas says
I was seriously just looking for a stainless steel rice cooker and this fits the bill and then some! I'd love to try out pressure cooking.
Brittany Thomas says
I was seriously just looking for a stainless steel rice cooker and this fits the bill and so much more!! I'd love to give pressure cooking a try!
Mainly I'd like this Instant Pot for making healthy, high-fiber bean soups and other dishes.
My daughters and I follow a restricted diet due to a chronic gut disorder. I have been homemaking our food for almost a year and it is exhausting. Anything that helps me spend less time cooking is a godsend!
Just got the Instant Pot and need recipes...thanks for the giveaway
Lynn Hasselberger says
I'd love to have this! I have the old fashioned pressure cooker, but man how great it would be to have one that's electric. It's bluetooth? Wow.
Lynn, the one for the giveaway is NOT the Bluetooth one but they do have a SMART model that is Bluetooth. You can use KAREN60 to buy that model and get $60 off though. 🙂
Anna @Green Talk says
I would love to win this instapot. Working in the garden leaves me very little time to cook.
Tammy Barton says
I am the sole parent of a 2 year old. Having more time in the evenings to spend with him vs. cooking would be a blessing!
my sister would love cooking with this and i would love to give this to her
My comment didn't show up, so I'll try again. This looks great Karen! Anything that's good and can cut down on cooking time is more than welcomed. Knowing you, this has to be great!
Eva Coleman says
I would love to win this pot! I work two jobs so cooking a meal is hard to do sometimes. This pot would definitely help!
Dawn Stevens says
Sounds like the perfect solution to quality meals in no time which would make for a much healthier lifestyle. Would make it easier to make quality dinner after a very long day at work!
This looks great Karen! Knowing you, it has to be a great product. Anything that's good and can shorten cooking time is more than welcome 😉
As a homeschooling Mom of 3, this would be a great tool to get healthy meals prepared with the limited time I have! Most definitely on my Christmas list!
I am having medical treatments that require me to cook simple easy meals for the next year. Sure would love to win as would be a great help.
I have a very old crock pot that I use to make beans mostly. I'm ready for something that I can do more with! Thanks!
I've never seen these before. Would love to win.
I want to make that cheesecake ?
Dr. Karen says
Oh that cheesecake is the bomb! Couldn't believe it was possible!
quick and simple meals for my family. NOBODY likes slaving over the stove all night after a hard day of work. pop it in and your done.
I already own an instant pot and love it like no other appliance I have ever had! I would like to win the giveaway so that I can give the instant pot to a dear friend who is in a bad way with his health. The instant pot could be a game changer for him to get in the kitchen and really start preparing his own meals vs processed foods and take out. I would probably copy a couple recipes from the book and give him that as well. Btw when I tried to visit the instant pot fb page from the giveaway entries, it says the page is not working. Just and FYI 🙂
Dr. Karen says
Thx for the heads up! I fixed the link!
Tracy T says
The Instant Pot would help put meals on the table at night so we can avoid processed restaurant food.
This sounds like a awesome thing. I use a crockpot often but this looks great. I would love to try your Paella recipe in it.
Dr. Karen says
Instant Pot has a crock pot function too! Glad you entered!
i'm moving into a new apartment next week and this would be great for a ton of home cooking
Nao Sadewic says
I rarely want new cooking appliances, but this looks very interesting! Dr. Karen says great thing about it, and it must be really good!
What a great cooking appliance for when you work late or just forgot to lay something out. One of third less cooking time appeals to anyone who has been "stuck" over the stove.
Megan Stevens says
I've been wanting one of these!!! Thanks for the fun giveaway!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
Awesome giveaway! I love a good Paella but haven't had any in years! Such a yummy recipe and I love how fast this is ready.
The Food Hunter says
this looks wonderful!
I want to win! I have been hearing you rave about yours and I want one!
I would love to win a Instant to replace my slow cooker that I can no longer use due to histamine issues. It would be so helpful for making broth & lots of meals that I thought we could no longer eat.
Awesome giveaway! Great recipe too! Thanks!
What a great giveaway! I definitely could use one with all the cooking I do and 3 little ones at home! Thank you for the chance to win!