Vegetarian Paella

(for 4 servings)

2 cups long grain rice
2 tbsp olive oil
1 litre of hot water
2 bay leaves
salt & pepper to taste
1 vegetable stock cube
1 tsp paprika powder
1/2 tsp turmeric (hardar) powder
1 pinch of saffron (kesar)
2 onions diced
1 leek sliced
1 small aubergine cut into cubes
1 courgette (zucchini) cut into semi circles
1 of each red & yellow capsicum (bell peppers) cubed
5 to 6 button mushroom quartered


1) Wash and soak the rice in some hot water, while you prepare the vegetables. Chop into fairly large chunks and boil the water.
2) Pre heat a large sauce pan or wok on medium temperature. Drain the rice, add the oil to the pan and all  the ingredients and saut√© for a few minutes, you will see a shine on the rice. Pour the hot water and cover and cook for 15 minutes. Mix and check to see if the rice is done, add more water if necessary and cook until all the water has evaporated. You are ready to serve with some lemon wedges.


Maureen said...

I never thought of making paella as a vegetarian dish. Sounds yummy.

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