Paella is a typical Spanish dish; it has its origins in Valencia, precisely, but it has become so popular that there are so many versions of it (kinda like pizza in Italy haha).
So I tired to make the vegetable one, and it turned out delicious! All the ingredients used were organic, yum uh?
You will need (serves 4):
2 tbsp evoo
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 to 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or pressed (so if you don’t like it, it can be removed before serving)
3 medium carrots, chopped
1 cup red tomatoes, chopped
1 red pepper, cut into slices
1 yellow and/or 1 green pepper, cut into slices
1 handful green beans (chopped if too long)
3 to 5 artichoke hearts, sliced
1 cup frozen peas (or canned)
1 cup white Spanish beans, pre cooked, frozen (couldn’t find) or canned.
About 3 cups vegetable broth or, if not possible, you can use water
Few saffron threads, or 1 to 3 tsp saffron powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tbsp tomato paste
10 oz rice
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat olive oil in a big pan, then add onion and garlic. When turned gold brown, add the other veggies and sautee for a few minutes. Then add the rice and mix well. Cover everything with the broth, add the spices, tomato paste, salt and pepper, and mix well. If needed add more broth or water. When the rice is half cooked, add the peas and Spanish beans, mix well, and let cook until broth is absorbed and rice is cooked.