Easy Vegetarian Paella Recipe

This vegetarian paella tastes delicious and creates a wonderful aroma in the kitchen! Although not strictly authentic, it’s quick and easy to make, and the recipe is very versatile.

Ingredients (serves 2 as a main meal ):

  • 150 g (5.3 oz) of Arborio Rice
  • 540 ml Vegetable stock (homemade or made with a stock cube)
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
  • Rapeseed or Olive oil for frying
  • Cooked and sliced vegetarian sausages (optional)
  • Either of the following vegetables (on their own or in combination) : onions, shallots, leeks, peas, mushroom, aubergine, carrot, parsnip, green beans, sweetcorn, peppers, courgette, tomatoes.
  • Tastes great with additional spices such as 1 tsp curry powder


  1. In a large non-stick saucepan, sauté pan or wok, heat a small amount of oil.
  2. Fry your choice of diced/sliced vegetables for 5 mins.
  3. Add the garlic and fry for a further 5 minuts.
  4. Add the rice and fry for 2 minutes, whilst stirring continuously.
  5. Add all the vegetable stock.
  6. Add the paprika, tumeric and any other spices you choose to include.
  7. Stir whilst bringing to the boil, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every 4-5 minutes.
  8. Add the sliced cooked vegetarian sausages (if using) and continue to cook for a further 5-10 minutes
  9. Once all the water has been absorbed, the paella is ready to serve.

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  1. This sounds like a delicious, healthy version of the traditional Spanish recipe. I love paella and have grown up eating the best, so I’d definitely be interested in trying this recipe! One thing that I saw missing from your recipe, however, is source of protein. I’d like to suggest looking into the brand Tasty Bite’s Chunky Chickpeas. Here at Tasty Bite, we have preservative-free, all natural, ready-made meals, and I feel as though our seasoned chickpeas would be the perfect addition to your Vegetarian Paella. Traditional Valencian Paella uses fava beans, which would also be a great source of protein. Here’s the website: http://www.tastybite.com in case you’re curious – all our meals are vegetarian! Can’t wait to try your recipe! 🙂


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