Paella is one of my favourite all time dishes, especially over the summer period.
I would say this is one of my favourite dishes to cook when entertaining family or friends at our house.
This plant-based version is extremely simple to make and packs so much flavour with every bite!
YES this might not be your conventional Paella but who likes to be the same?!?!
As you know I like to “vegify” my recipes to get the maximum different veg into peoples diet, this one does exactly that!
Trust me this paella is such a crowd pleaser!
If you try this Plant-Based Paella, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @healthylivingjames using #healthylivingjames I absolutely love seeing and sharing your recreations!
Don’t worry if you have any leftover, it even tastes great cold for lunch the next day.
If you fancy adding extras then chicken, prawns or chorizo work amazingly in this recipe!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 garlic cloves crushed
- 180 g chestnut mushrooms sliced
- 220 g baby plum tomatoes (roughly 20, sliced into quarters)
- 10 asparagus shoots sliced
- 1 large red pepper thinly sliced
- 250 g frozen peas
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp paprika
- 1 Pinch of chilli flakes
- 3 lemons
- 750 ml veg stock
- 400 ml can coconut milk
- 400 g brown basmati rice
- 1 tsp saffron
- Salt & Pepper
- Fresh coriander
Slice all the veg
Heat a large pan on a medium heat with olive oil and crushed garlic
Add all the veg, spices, juice of 1 lemon and a pinch of salt & pepper to the pan and allow to cook down for 5 minutes
Now add the coconut milk, veg stock, rice, saffron and another pinch of salt and pepper and stir
Bring to a boil and then reduced to a simmer for 30-35 minutes with the lid on making sure to stir every 10 minutes
Add the juice of 1 lemon and simmer for a further 5 minutes (or until desired consistency)
Serve with chopped fresh coriander and extra lemon wedges
You can add prawns, chicken or chorizo to this paella if you wish!
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