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Paella Vegetariana

Paella Vegetariana

Ready in 30 minutes
13 review(s) averaging 4.4. 77% would make again

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"Healthy and Delicious! I substituted brown rice for the white rice which requires more water and took an extra 20 minutes simmer time till tender. I definately recommend using leeks and adding the almonds on top. Yom!! Instead of removing tender rice from heat and adding all the veggies, I'd keep everything on heat for those two minutes. I ended up having to reheat the dish before serving."

- Guyerj

Ingredients

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1 tb olive oil
1 c leeks; Thinly sliced
Onions
1 1/2 ts Garlic; minced
2 1/4 c Water
1 tb Instant stock powder
1/2 ts Saffron threads
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/4 c Extra-long-grain white rice
1 c carrots; Diced
1 c Frozen peas; defrosted
OR 1 1/2 cups sliced archtichoke hearts
1 c Frozen corn; defrosted
1 3/4 c red kidney beans; Cooked, OR 15-ounces canned red kidney beans (rinsed if nonorganic)
1/2 c roasted red pepper; Diced
Black Pepper; freshly ground
1/4 c almonds; Toasted sliced (optional)

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

Heat the oil in a large heavy saucepan. Saute the leeks and garlic over medium heat for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in the water, stock powder, saffron, and salt, rubbing the saffron between your fingers to release its flavor as you add it. Bring to a boil. Stir in the rice and carrots. Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 18 minutes.

Quickly sprinkle the peas, corn, kidney beans, and red pepper on top of the rice. Cover and remove from the heat. Let sit until the rice is tender and the vegetables are thoroughly heated, about 2 minutes. Add pepper to taste and additional salt if needed. Stir well. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with the almonds (if using).

Notes

Picture perfect-with its saffron-golden rice, mahogany kidney beans, and bright green peas-this elegant vegetarian version of paella s a great dish to serve company. Dont feel daunted by the length of the ingredients list, because the dish is actually very easy to assemble.

leeks instead of onions gives the dish a memorable flavor boost. A green salad tossed with Very Versatile Vinaigrette makes a good accompaniment to the paella.

Paella Vegetariana - first time photo by kaybrr kaybrr

Thanks photo by mustafashakur mustafashakur

photo by purplesque purplesque

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sduffey 1 year ago
We made it with artichoke hearts instead of peas, next time we'll use both. The dish had a mild flavor, nice alternative to typical meat and potatoes. We'll experiment with shrimp, chicken or sausage with the leftovers.
kaybrr 2 years ago
I added asparagus, fiddleheads and a pinch of rosemary
Gilbydawson 3 years ago
Added asparagus,pinch of rosemary and 1/4 c. Fiddleheads
Gilbydawson 3 years ago
This was fabulous! I didn't change a thing other than leaving it on the heat in the end to heat everything through. I agree with the comment about not being intimidated by the long ingredient list, however, this is note really a weeknight meal due to the prep/cook time. I served it as a Sunday night dinnner along with a salad with a homemade dijon vinaigrette and some King's Hawaiian rolls.
pols005 3 years ago
Healthy and Delicious! I substituted brown rice for the white rice which requires more water and took an extra 20 minutes simmer time till tender. I definately recommend using leeks and adding the almonds on top. Yom!! Instead of removing tender rice from heat and adding all the veggies, I'd keep everything on heat for those two minutes. I ended up having to reheat the dish before serving.
Guyerj 3 years ago
Found this dish very bland, I would not make it again
Juliechristo123 3 years ago
Absolutely delicious! It works with turmeric if you don't have saffron.
MatticusFinch 4 years ago
I made this for a teacher potluck and got no end of compliments about it. I didn't even have saffron so I used turmeric instead and it was still delicious!
MatticusFinch 4 years ago
Not hard to make, just a bit hard to read. The rice was done in 8 minutes instead of 18, perhaps it needs more water. Comes pretty close to restaurant paella, but I recommend replacing the beans with smoked tofu.
Raisav 4 years ago
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