Vegan Paella – Being Vegan in Spain

I have always loved paella and here is my version of paella that is 100% vegan.

Paella for two persons:

Pan: 25cm diameter / 4cm deep

For the vegetable base I have added:

  • 1 sweet salad onion (chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 10 green beans (chopped)
  • 1 potato (diced)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Handful of squashed olives

You will also need:

  • Paella rice (approx 3 handfuls)
  • Vegetable stock
  • 2 large tbs of pimentón
  • 1 small tin of artichoke hearts

I fried off the chopped onion with the 2 gloves of garlic and added the diced potato, diced red pepper and chopped green beans. To add to the flavour I added the squashed olives, very tasty!

Once the vegetables are fried off and the onions are browned I added three handfuls of paella rice. The rice gets stirred in and then cover the ingredients with vegetable stock up to just under the rim of the pan.

Once the water starts to be absorbed by the rice add two large table spoons of pimentón. Make sure that all the pimentón is stirred in giving the paella that  rich red colour and great flavour. 
Always make sure that there is enough stock for the rice to absorb so it will be nice and soft.  Add several artichoke hearts and let the paella simmer on a low heat. When the liquid is then fully absorbed the paella is ready to serve.  Serve with fresh bread and enjoy.  ¡Buen provecho!

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