Stovetop Vegetarian Paella

Stovetop Vegetarian Paella

Serves 4 to 6

Enjoy this simple vegetarian version of classic Spanish paella. We added lima beans and peas for extra flavor and protein. Topping with grilled tempeh would provide an even bigger protein boost. Rice in paella should be al dente, so take care not to add too much water.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup uncooked jasmine or basmati rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron strands
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained
  • 1 small green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups gluten-free vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Lemon wedges for garnish
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Method: 

Heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add rice and saffron and continue to cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute more. Add tomatoes and stir to break up with a large spoon. Add peppers and lima beans and cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add broth and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Check to see if more liquid is needed to prevent sticking. If so, add about 1/4 to 1/2 cup water, then cover and cook another 5 minutes.

Stir in peas and cook until just tender and liquid is absorbed. The rice should not be over-cooked, but just slightly al dente. (If not tender enough, you may add a bit more water and continue cooking.) Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:210 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 340mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 7g protein
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