Vegetable Paella

Vegetable Paella

Changing Habits

Don’t get scared off by the number of ingredients in this dish because you probably already have most of them in your pantry. This Vegetable Paella is a wonderfully easy (1 pot recipe) and delicious family dinner option. Not only is it a wonderful source of protein but this recipe is also high in fibre, iron and many minerals and nutrients for wonderful energy and health. Cooking and preparation time: 45-50 minutes, Serves: 4-6

  • – 1 tbsp butter
  • – 1 brown onion – finely chopped
  • – 1 clove garlic – crushed
  • – 1 1/2 cups of mushrooms – washed and sliced
  • – 1 green capsicum – deseeded and diced
  • – 1 yellow capsicum – deseeded and diced
  • – 1 cup of brown rice – soaked overnight and well rinsed
  • – 1 cup of red lentils – soaked overnight and well rinsed
  • – 1 tsp paprika
  • – 1 tsp cumin
  • – 1 tsp coriander
  • – 1 tsp Changing Habits Seaweed Salt
  • – 2 cups pineapple juice
  • – 2 cups filtered water
  • – pinch of saffron threads (optional if you don’t have them in the pantry)
  • – 1/4 cup currants, oil and preservative free
  • – 1/4 cup pine nuts – toasted
  • – 100g snow peas – cut into strips
  • – 1 tbsp parsley – chopped (hopefully from your herb garden)
  • 1) Heat butter (or ghee) in a large deep fry pan, saute onion and garlic until translucent.
  • 2) Add mushrooms, capsicums, lentils and rice, cook for 2 minutes then add spices and seaweed salt and stir thoroughly coating everything.
  • 3) Combine pineapple juice, water and saffron threads, add to rice and lentil mix, simmer for 30 minutes until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
  • 4) Add currants, pine nuts and snow peas. Stir until heated through.
  • 5) Garnish with parsley and serve with a beautiful fresh green salad.
  • 6) Enjoy your delicious Vegetable Paella!
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