Vegetarian paella – recipe

Enjoy this light, colourful and super-tasty dish, great for a dinner with friends: the vegetarian paella! Find this and many more recipes with pictures on the Giallozafferano App (in English)


Today we’ll be cooking a very tasty dish, light, colourful and great for a dinner with friends: the vegetarian paella… let’s see how to make it!
Vegetarian paella
(6/8 servings)
• 8 oz (230 g) of snow peas
• 7,7 oz (220 g) of carrots
• 8,8 oz (250 g) of red bell peppers
• 7 oz (200 g) of cauliflower
• 7,7 oz (220 g) of mushrooms
• 7 oz (200 g) of boiled large lima beans
• 1 spring onion
• 1 clove of garlic • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
• 1 1/3 cups (200 g) of green peas
• 10,5 oz (300 g) of artichoke hearts
• 1 ¼ cups (300 g) of tomato puree
• 1/8 tsp (0,25 g) of saffron powder
• extra virgin olive oil to taste
• 4 1/3 tbsp (30 g) of paprika
• about 4 ¼ pints (2 lt) of vegetable broth
• 3 cups (600 g) of Arborio rice
First you need the proper pan, that is the paellera, the authentic wide shallow pan from Spain; but today we’ll be using this one, a large non-stick pan, that gives the same result. So drizzle in a little oil… add a clove of garlic, I cut it in half so I can remove it later… add the chopped spring onion… and less than 1 cup of broth. A good pinch of salt… and cook for a few minutes until softened.
Now that the spring onion has softened, remove the garlic… and add the vegetables, starting with those that take the longest to cook: so, the carrots — that have been cut first into long slices, then into diamond-shapes… but you can cut them into circles, of course — the bell peppers, cut into diamond-shapes… and finally the snow peas, that is a very common vegetable in Spain — if they’re not available or in season, you can use green beans, for example… or another vegetable of your choice. Cook these vegetables until they soften a bit, adding more broth, if needed, after that we’ll add the rest of the ingredients.
Now add the artichoke hearts, that have been cut into quarters — if fresh artichokes are not available, you can use frozen ones… and the mushrooms, that have been cleaned and cut into slices, about ½-¾ inch (1-2 cm) thick — I am using field mushrooms, but you can use whatever you like or is in season. Continue to cook, adding more broth as needed.
Finish by adding the cauliflower, that has been cleaned and cut into florets… the peas — you can use either fresh or frozen peas… and the large lima beans, already boiled — if you can’t find white lima beans, use pinto beans. At this point, add more vegetable broth and cook for another 10 minutes.
Pour in the tomato puree… and the remaining vegetable broth, you need 3,8 pints (1,8 lt) of broth for 3 cups (600 g) of rice. Now add the saffron, that has been dissolved in a little broth… and the paprika — in this case, I’m using sweet paprika, but you can opt for a spicier flavour. Stir well, salt to taste… and finally add the rice. Stir one last time… because it’s important that you don’t stir the rice anymore. The only thing you can do is shake the pan a bit, in this way. Cook on a high flame for about 7-8 minutes.
Once the first 7 minutes have passed, lower the heat… to low-medium and cook the rice for another 10 minutes.
10 minutes have passed, to check if it’s done, move the rice aside right here in the middle… as you can see, the bottom is dry, so the paella is perfectly cooked, sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley… and we’re ready to serve it, enjoy!


yellowsaffron says:


etwuk1 says:

You could cook a missionary in that pan!

Harold-Sweat-Head says:

Far too many ingredients.

Nurul Ain Abdul mattin says:

dats a HUGE pan 🙂

cellano12 says:

La paella nunca puede ser vegetariana jajajajajaajajaja

Ethel Pepper says:

Can you use kidney beans?

Emily says:

thank you!

mae k says:

THANK YOU!!! I’m a vegetarian and I’m also spanish. This has saved my life!!!!

superfour sg says:

That is one gigantic pan!

Memyselfi94 says:

Really wanna make this!

Dari Hdz says:

…well…your version…because spanish paella is not like that…this is just rice and vegetables…and you should not move the rice… and the recipient is called PAELLA…not paellera…



Colleen Patrick-Goudreau says:

Really liked your video!

Nlrsuperstar says:

where id you get that skillet….i need that in my life, tell where you got that if you can thats a very nice size skillet would be perfect for my family cooking.

yellowsaffron says:

Yes, you can reduce the amount of the ingredients 😉

audioguy says:

Thank you for your accurate pronunciation, sincere receipe and moderate speed considering foreing people.

John Soto says:

That paella looks amazing!

Piyo Piyo says:

que delicioso se mira. voy atratar esta receta. fuera mi primera vez provando la paella.

Zenzenzenzenz says:

This is my dream come true!! :]]

Memyselfi94 says:

I really want to make this

Fast Vegetarian Recipes says:

Looks great
Thank you for this video !

happy Gabby!!! says:

This looks amazingly good, something that gives it an even greater flavor are Bay leaves.

Mike Barber says:

After nearly 20 minutes of boiling the vegetables will be over cooked surely?

Ally Johnson says:

I feel like I am the only one who makes a huge mass while cooking. This dish looks delicious though!

Doug Townsend says:

Thanks. Looks great!

Sydney Silver Show says:

interesting vid, thumbs up

atrinka rac says:

Thank you for changing the music. A neutral background is better!

Jonathan Bouchard says:

A vegetarian paella… HA HA HA HA HA…

yellowsaffron says:

Maybe the flame was too high?

KasCooks says:

Delicious, wonderful meal!

simcity92 says:

Looks soooo delicious. I don’t have a big pan like that but I suppose I can scale down the ingredients needed to fit a wok pan. Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

tinkerbellchiky says:

Esto no es paella de verduras, al menos no es la paella que hacemos en España. Simplemente es arroz con verduras. Y el arroz NUNCA se mueve!!!!!

stooge81 says:

wow, this looks delicious! thank you for posting the recipe. ham and shrimp would be lovely additions to this!

Dari Hdz says:

Totalmente de acuerdo

geepcj2a says:

Thank you! This looks wonderful and it looks like I could make it! I will try it this week!

existencevs says:

Completely odd and nothing to do with the recipe, but did you lose weight???

Claire Hughes says:

I followed this as close as possible but mine stuck and burnt at the bottom of the dish before my rice was cooked properly. Any tips?

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