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Spanish Vegan Paella (Healthy!)

Vegan Paella. Paella is one of the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy. This paella is vegan and is healthier, lighter and cheaper than the traditional one | danceofstoves.com #DanceofStoves #vegan #withoutgluten
Paella is one of the best-known dishes in Spanish gastronomy, and with what I like, rice, I couldn't miss a vegan paella on the blog. 

I hope there is no purist specialist in paellas because my version is not exactly the traditional one (it is more like rice with things), although I love it and it is very healthy and light.

I have used my favourite vegetables for this dish, but you can use any. Sometimes I also add seaweed because they are very nutritious and give it a very interesting sea flavour, although this is my favourite recipe, that's why I share it. 

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If you're interested, I usually use wakame seaweed, which I hydrate in hot water and then use that same water to make the paella if I don't have a good vegetable broth on hand.

To make the paella, the ideal is to use vegetable broth but keep it natural; avoid supermarket broths and concentrated tablets because they are usually full of additives and preservatives. 

If you do not have both on hand or do not feel like preparing it, you can use water without problems; the paella is also spectacular.

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Vegan Paella. Paella is one of the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy. This paella is vegan and is healthier, lighter and cheaper than the traditional one | danceofstoves.com #DanceofStoves #vegan #withoutgluten
On this occasion, I have used some fresh vegetables and others frozen; the ideal is that they are all fresh, but frozen ones are very practical for the day today, and not all vegetables are always in season.

Traditional paella is usually made with bomba rice (or so I understand). 

Still, I prefer to use basmati rice because it has a lower glycemic index, although the ideal would be to use brown rice, which by the way, I am getting the point, so I hope to post some recipe soon.

Vegan paella ingredients
To colour the paella, it is common to use saffron, food colouring or turmeric. I always opt for the last option because turmeric is a powerful anticancer food with great properties (it is ideal for preventing Alzheimer's), and it is cheaper than saffron. 

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Colouring is an artificial product that is not good for our health, like any other colouring, so I recommend that you do not consume it, especially if you can use a cheap and healthy substitute such as turmeric.

Vegan Paella. Paella is one of the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy. This paella is vegan and is healthier, lighter and cheaper than the traditional one | danceofstoves.com #DanceofStoves #vegan #withoutgluten
Paella is usually cooked in paella, but you can use a pan or a pot if you don't have it. The traditional paella is not stirred once the rice has been added, unlike other rice dishes such as risotto. 

I try not to remove it, but if I see that it sticks to me or does not be done on all sides, I remove it a little carefully. 

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The socarrat is also typical, which consists of raising the heat at the end so that the paella sticks a little and browns more than necessary (but without burning). However, it is not very healthy since benzopyrene is generated, a substance toxic.

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The vegan paella has nothing to envy to the traditional one; on the contrary, it is cheaper, lighter and healthier, and it is delicious. It is usually served with lemon, poured over the rice when it is on the plate and gives it a very interesting touch.

Vegan Paella. Paella is one of the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy. This paella is vegan and is healthier, lighter and cheaper than the traditional one | danceofstoves.com #DanceofStoves #vegan #withoutgluten
Vegan Paella

Vegan Paella
Paella is one of the most typical dishes of Spanish gastronomy. This paella is vegan and is healthier, lighter and cheaper than the traditional one.

  • Author: Dance of Stoves
  • Preparation: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total: 45 minutes
  • Servings: 4 (1x), 8 (2x), 12 (3x)
  • Category: Rice
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Spanish

Ingredients SCALE (1x)

  • Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Four cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • Two tomatoes
  • 1 cup of frozen artichoke hearts (120 grams)
  • 1/2 cup frozen green beans (75 grams)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas (65 grams)
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of Basmati rice (240 grams)
  • 4 cups of vegetable broth (1 litre)
  • Two teaspoons turmeric
  • One teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste (optional)

Ingredients SCALE (2x)

  • Four tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Eight cloves of garlic
  • One onion
  • One red bell pepper
  • One green bell pepper
  • Four tomatoes
  • 2 cup frozen artichoke hearts (240 grams)
  • 1 cup of frozen green beans (150 grams)
  • 1 cup of frozen peas (130 grams)
  • 2 1/4 cups of Basmati rice (480 grams)
  • 8 cups of vegetable broth (2 litres)
  • Four teaspoons turmeric
  • Two teaspoons sweet paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste (optional)

Ingredients SCALE (3x)

  • Six tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 cloves of garlic
  • 1 1/2 onion
  • 1 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 1/2 green bell pepper
  • Six tomatoes
  • 3 cup frozen artichoke hearts (360 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen green beans (225 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen peas (195 grams)
  • 3 and 1/4 cups of Basmati rice (720 grams)
  • 12 cups of vegetable broth (3 litres)
  • Six teaspoons turmeric
  • Three teaspoons sweet paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pour the oil into the paella and when it is hot, add the garlic, onion, red pepper and green pepper, all of them chopped. Cook over medium heat until golden brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add the artichoke hearts, green beans and peas and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add the rice and leave it until the edges begin to clear. Add the broth (which must be hot), the turmeric and the paprika. Season to taste.
  5. Cook over medium to medium-high heat for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the rice is done. If you need more broth, add more as you go.
  6. Ideally, let the paella rest covered before eating it, at least 5 or 10 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of the recipe 
  • Calories: 384 
  • Sugar: 5.4 g 
  • Sodium: 812 mg 
  • Fat: 9.3 g 
  • Saturated fat: 1.6 g 
  • Carbohydrates: 63 g 
  • Fiber: 6 g 
  • Protein: 12.6 g

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