Vegetarian Style Paella

How to make a Vegetarian Style Paella.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 400g / 14oz of Short Grain Rice/ Paella Rice (Bomba, Redondo)
  • 1 Litre / 5 Cups of Vegetable Stock
  • 700g / 1 1/2 lb Selection of Vegetables, broad beans, green beans, and artichoke hearts, but you can use whatever vegetables you like
  • 1 Small Onion, grated
  • 1 Ripe Tomato, grated/ Or 100g of Chopped Tinned Tomatoes
  • 2 Glove Of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Dried Oregano
  • Good pinch of Saffron
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • A Sprig of fresh Rosemary

Method:

  1. If you are using fresh vegetables, clean and chop them into bitesize pieces.
  2. Grate the onion and tomato.
  3. In a paella pan, or a large frying pan, pour enough olive oil to thinly cover the base of the pan.
  4. Heat over a medium heat, then add the onion, as it softens add the tomato.
  5. Lower the heat, and saute until both are soft.
  6. Add the garlic and stir.
  7. Place the vegetables into the pan.
  8. Stir well.
  9. Pour the vegetable stock into the pan.
  10. Now let all the ingredients simmer and combine over a very low heat for 15 mins.
  11. Add the saffron, oregano and paprika.
  12. Stir well.
  13. Next distribute the rice evenly throughout the pan.
  14. Turn the heat up high for 5 mins.
  15. After 5 minutes, lower the heat, and cook for 18 minutes.
  16. For the last 2 minutes, turn the heat up high again.
  17. Remove the pan from the heat.
  18. Place the rosemary on top of the paella.
  19. Now cover with the lid or tin foil and leave to rest for 5-7 minutes before serving.
  20. This is important as this is the final part of the process of cooking the rice.
  21. Before serving remove the lid or tin foil.
  22. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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