Vegetable paella

Suitable for vegetarians


This quick and easy dinner is packed full of vegetables. Make extra and enjoy for lunch the next day.


Ingredients - Serves 1 Adult

  • ¼ vegetable stock cube, dissolved in 300ml / 10½fl oz. of boiling water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pinch of turmeric
  • 1½ teaspoons of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 medium pepper (any colour), de-seeded and finely chopped 
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, pierced
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika or smoked Spanish paprika (pimento)
  • 75g / 2½oz. of paella rice
  • 3 tablespoons of frozen peas
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • ½ a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, chopped

Method

  1. Add the bay leaf, turmeric and saffron to the vegetable stock and set aside.
  2. Heat the oil over a medium heat in a heavy bottomed casserole dish or saucepan, when hot add the onion, garlic, peppers, cherry and sundried tomatoes.
  3. Cook for 5–10 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
  4. Next add the rice and paprika mixing everything well.
  5. Once the rice and vegetables are coated well in the paprika add the flavoured stock, including the bay leaf. 
  6. Bring to the boil before turning down the heat, covering with a lid and simmer until everything is cooked and the rice has absorbed most of the water, about 15 minutes. 
  7. Next add the peas and if it looks too dry, add up to 50ml more of boiling water at the same stage, before simmering for a 5 minutes.
  8. Once everything is cooked, season with the pepper and lemon juice and serve garnished with the chopped parsley.

Serving Suggestions

Serve with a mixed leaf salad.

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Suitable for freezing.

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Vegetable paella

Serves

1 Adult

1 Adult

Preparation Time

5 Minutes

5 Minutes

Cooking Time

30 Minutes

30 Minutes

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Utensils Needed

Chopping Board, Chopping Knife, Cutlery, Kitchen Scales, Measuring Jug(for Liquids), Saucepan

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Energy
2116kj
503kcal
%
Fat
10.5g
15%
Saturates
1.6g
8%
Sugars
16g
18%
Salt
1g
17%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (774g)
Energy274Kj 2116Kj
65Kcal 503Kcal
Fat1.4g 10.5g
(of which saturates)0.2g 1.6g
Carbohydrate10.6g 82.2g
(of which sugars)2.1g 16g
Fibre1.4g 11g
Protein1.8g 14.3g
Salt0.1g 1g

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