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Veggie Paella

This easy to make Veggie Paella is a simplified version of an extravagant dish you love! This is a satisfying vegetarian one-dish meal that is perfect for a weeknight.
Course Vegetarian Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword Vegetarian Paella, Veggie Paella
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 31 minutes
Total Time 46 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 325kcal
Author Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

  • tablespoon  avocado oil
  • large yellow onion diced
  • red peppers sliced
  • teaspoon  minced garlic
  • pinch  Vigo Saffron threads optional; Vigo Yellow Rice already has saffron, but you can add another pinch for a bolder flavor.
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  smoked paprika
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • package Vigo Yellow Rice  8 oz
  • 2 1/4 cups water or broth
  • 1 1/2  cups  frozen peas thawed
  • 14  ounces  Vigo Artichoke Hearts  chopped
  • 1/3  cup  green olives chopped
  • tablespoons  lemon juice
  • Lemon Wedges and parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat avocado oil in a large shallow skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper, garlic, saffron, smoked paprika, and bay leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Cook, occasionally stirring, until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes.
  • Stir in rice mix and 2 1/4 cup of water or broth. Bring to a simmer. Cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 18 minutes.
  • Add the peas, artichoke hearts, and olives to the pan. Cook, without stirring, until the rice is al dente and forms a crust at the bottom of the pan, about 5 more minutes.
  • Stir in lemon juice and garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.

Notes

SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR THE VEGETARIAN PAELLA RECIPE

  • Use leftovers to stuff peppers! Hollow out the peppers and stuff. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees, until the peppers start to blister.

VARIATIONS FOR THIS VEGETARIAN PAELLA RECIPE

  • Add 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed when you add the peas.
  • Add 8 ounces sliced mushrooms with the onion.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 469mg | Potassium: 326mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 60.3% | Vitamin C: 111.2% | Calcium: 5.8% | Iron: 12.1%