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Vegetarian Paella

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Enjoy this light, colorful and super-tasty dish, great for a dinner with friends: the vegetarian paella!
  Snow peas 230 Gram
  Carrots 220 Gram, dice
  Red bell peppers 250 Gram, slice
  Cauliflower 200 Gram
  Mushrooms 220 Gram, slice (½-¾ inch (1-2 cm) thick)
  Lima beans/Pinto bean 7 Ounce, boil
  Spring onions 1 Medium
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely
  Green peas 200 Gram
  Artichoke hearts 300 Gram
  Tomato puree 300 Gram
  Saffron 1 Teaspoon
  Extra virgin olive oil To Taste
  Paprika powder 30 Gram
  Vegetable broth 2 Liter
  Arborio rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)

1. Take a large non-stick pan and drizzle little oil add a clove of garlic, chopped spring onion, and less than 1 cup of broth followed by pinch of salt, cook for a few minutes until softened.
2. Once the spring onion has softened, remove the garlic; add the vegetables, carrots, bell peppers, finally the snow peas. Cook these vegetables until they soften a bit, adding more broth, if needed.
3. Now add the artichoke hearts, mushrooms, cauliflower, peas, large lima beans (already boiled) and continue to cook at this point, add more vegetable broth and cook for another 10 minutes.
4. Pour in the tomato puree and the remaining vegetable broth, you need 3,8 pints (1,8 lt) of broth for 3 cups (600 g) of rice. Now add the saffron, that has been dissolved in a little broth and the paprika stir well, salt to taste and finally add the rice. Cook on a high flame for about 7-8 minutes.
5. Once the first 7 minutes have passed, lower the heat to low-medium and cook the rice for another 10 minutes to check if it's done, move the rice aside and check if the bottom is dry if yes that means the paella is perfectly cooked.

6. Serve the vegetarian paella sprinkled with fresh chopped parsley

The paellera, the authentic wide shallow pan from Spain.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Cinco De Mayo
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 365 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.2%

Saturated Fat 0.24 g1.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 552.2 mg23%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45%

Sugars 13.5 g

Protein 8 g16.6%

Vitamin A 166.5% Vitamin C 164.7%

Calcium 7.8% Iron 24.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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