Gourmet dinners come easy with this Marsala wine, sage, and garlic rice dish. With the addition of crispy Italian ham, onion, tomatoes, and spinach, it’s a classic paella with all the tastes of Italy.
Heat oil in 10-inch skillet set over medium heat; cook onion, prosciutto, sage and garlic for about 5 minutes or until prosciutto is crispy. Stir in the rice; cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly toasted. Add paprika and half of the salt and pepper; cook for 30 seconds.
Add broth, Marsala and bay leaves; bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove bay leaves and discard. Stir in spinach; cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
Sprinkle tomatoes and green onions over top; season with remaining salt and pepper.
Take your tastebuds on a tasty tour of Southern Europe with this Italian-Style Paella and Marsala combo. You may know how to make white rice, but this Mediterranean style of preparing rice is especially flavorful as each grain absorbs all the flavors of the dish! Fluffy paella rice and paprika spices meet the sweet and savory mixture of a classic marsala sauce in this mouthwatering dish. Additionally, it gets an added touch of Italian flavor with crispy prosciutto and fresh tomatoes.
A traditional marsala is typically made with marsala wine, mushrooms, olive oil, fresh herbs, onions, garlic, and heavy cream. Ours uses all of these ingredients; however, instead of mushrooms, we introduce thinly sliced prosciutto, diced tomatoes, and fresh spinach leaves. Savory bay leaves and fresh sage add even more flavor to this dish.
With all of these distinctive features, it’s no wonder this dish is one of a kind. Pick up a package of our Carolina® Parboiled Medium Grain Rice and switch up your next dinner with this Italian-Spanish hybrid.
Don’t have prosciutto on hand? Feel free to substitute Serrano ham, diced bacon, or pancetta for prosciutto.