Vegetarian Paella Recipe For Dinner Party

Vegetarian Paella Recipe For Dinner Party

Paella is a popular Valencian dish. It is of many types like Valencian paella, seafood paella, vegetable paella, and mixed paella. If you are a vegetarian and looking for a unique vegetarian recipe for yourself or a party, you can make vegetable paella. Here I am going to share a vegetarian paella recipe that is just apt for a dinner party. Moreover, it is entirely vegan, free of gluten, and baked completely. So, it is healthy as well.

Vegetarian Paella Recipe For Dinner Party
Vegetarian Paella Recipe For Dinner Party

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Cooked chickpeas – 1 ½ cups
  • Olive oil – 3 tbsp
  • Brown rice, short grain – 2 cups
  • Chopped yellow – 1 medium size
  • Minced garlic – 6 cloves
  • Salt – to taste
  • Smoked paprika – 2 tsp
  • Tomato – 1 can, diced
  • Black pepper powder – to taste
  • Kalamata olives – ½ cups
  • Vegetable stock – 3
  • Saffron – ½ tsp
  • White wine – ¼ cup
  • Peas – 1/2 cup
  • Marinated artichoke – 1 jar
  • Red bell pepper, cut into strips – 2
  • Lemon juice – 2 tbsp
  • Lemon wedge- for garnishing
  • Chopped parsley – ½ cup
Vegetarian Paella Recipe For Dinner Party
Vegetarian Paella Recipe For Dinner Party

Directions

  • Keep the racks in the lower and upper thirds inside the oven so that there is enough space to put in a large skillet or a Dutch oven. The skillet or the Dutch oven should be oven safe.
  • Heat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add oil in the skillet and once it is hot, add the chopped onion and stir it till it becomes pinkish.
  • Mix a pinch of salt, paprika, and minced garlic and fry for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir.
  • Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the rice, vegetable stock, saffron, chickpeas, and wine, and mix everything well.
  • Now increase the flame and stir occasionally till it starts to boil.
  • Next, cover it and put it in the lower rack of the oven.
  • Bake for about 50-60 minutes till the rice is soft and all the stock is absorbed.
  • In the meantime, take a baking sheet and mix the peppers, artichokes, olives, salt, 1 tbsp of olive oil and black pepper powder.
  • Once you mix them well, spread them uniformly on the pan.
  • Put the pan on the upper rack and roast them for about 40 minutes till the veggies are soft.
  • Take out from the oven and let them cool.
  • Add lemon juice, half of the chopped parsley and a pinch of salt and pepper. Keep this aside.
  • Now take out the lid of the baked rice pot and put it on the stove top.
  • Cook for 5 minutes on high flame till the bottom layer of rice becomes brownish.
  • Now add the peas along with roasted veggies.
  • Cook it for 5 minutes more till all the flavors gel together.
  • Decorate with lemon wedges and parsley and serve.

So, next time you organize a party at your house, make this vegetarian paella and give a sweet surprise to your guests. You can make it for your kids or just to surprise your husband.

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