Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vegetarian Paella

Last night I made Paella and I had to share it with everyone! It was so yummy!

Vegetarian Paella

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz) of olive oil
4 cloves minced garlic
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 cups (32 fl. oz) vegetable broth
2 cups (16 oz) rice yellow saffron rice
3 medium tomatoes, skinned, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into thin strips
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup (4 oz) green peas
1 cup corn
1 cup chick peas
1 tsp Lemon juice
Lemon wedges, to garnish

Heat the olive oil in a paella pan and sauté the onion and garlic until the onion is tender and translucent. At the same time, heat the broth in a separate saucepan until simmering.
Pour the rice into the paella pan and sauté for about 3 minutes. Add the bell peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes and cook for a further 3 minutes. Add the simmering vegetable broth and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes or until almost tender and almost all the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in the peas, corn, and chickpeas.
Add a few drops of lemon juice . Continue cooking until the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender.
Serve the paella straight from the pan, garnished with lemon wedges
(Sometimes I use artichoke hearts too. You can really use any veggies you like.)


Do you have Spanish or Mexican food you love to cook? I'm always looking for new recipes and ideas!!


  1. This looks delicious! I'm going to have to try it :)

  2. Hi there, Allie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You are a girl after my own heart - I love paella! Looking forward to reading about more of your kitchen adventures. :)

  3. thanks for stopping by my blog, allie! the pic of that hut in the water is in maldives- i saw a special about it on travel channel a few years ago and am now determined to go someday!

  4. thanks for checking out my giveaway and my blog! I am excited to follow you now as well :) That food looks DELICIOUS!! thanks for sharing :)