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Instant Pot Shrimp Scampi Paella

Shrimp Paella is soooo easy to make in the Instant Pot. Just dump ingredients and leave. When you return, you'll have an amazingly, impressive dish to serve!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: Instant Pot, Shrimp
Servings: 4


  • 1 cup jasmine rice
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon (juice)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cloves crushed or chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper
  • 1 pinch saffron or turmeric
  • 1 pound frozen shrimp with shells on


  • Throw all ingredients into the Instant Pot, leaving the frozen shrimp last and on top of other ingredients.
  • Close lid, set to seal. Cook for 5 minutes on high pressure.
  • When the timer goes off, do a quick release. Serve.


The Shrimp Scampi Paella may come out liquidy at first but as it cools off, the liquid will thicken into a sauce.
Original recipe from Health Starts in the Kitchen.