Vegan Paella
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 4 servings
This vegan paella is everything you've dreamt of and more - flavorful rice packed with vegetables and a splash of wine and saffron make it divine and my go to weekend meal!
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, half diced, half sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 plum tomato, de-seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 quart vegetable stock
  • 1 cup peas, fresh, frozen, or canned
  • ½ cup green beans, whole
  • 1 cup vegan chicken (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. In your paella pan, over medium high heat, warm up the olive oil and sauté the onion, diced pepper, garlic, tomato, paprika, and saffron for a few minutes.
  2. Once all this is translucent, about 5-10 minutes, add the rice and mix to coat the rice in the oil and vegetables. Pour in the vegetable stop and the salt and pepper, and arrange rice in one layer, as you reduce the heat to your lowest setting, letting the rice cook undisturbed for 20-30 minutes until cooked.
  3. Once rice is almost done, sprinkle the peas, place the sliced red peppers and green beans, the chicken, and cover for 5 more minutes to warm everything through.
  4. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of fresh lemon or as is.
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