Looking for a healthy Spanish vegetable paella recipe? Try one of these vegetarian and vegan paella recipes. Each is vegan and full of vegetables and is completely meatless. They may not be authentic Spanish recipes, but what makes a paella isn't the ingredients so much as the cooking technique.
Traditionally, paella is cooked over an open flame, which helps develop the nice crispy bits at the bottom of the pan - that's one of the best parts of eating any paella, vegetarian, vegan, or not. Paella is traditionally made with a short grain Spanish rice, but Italian arborio rice is more common and makes a good substitute.
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Vegetarian "chicken" and artichoke paella recipe
An authentic Spanish paella recipe needs to be flavored with saffron, which is expensive when you can find it. This easy vegetarian paella recipe instead starts with pre-flavored packaged saffron rice, making it simpler and more budget-friendly.
With plenty of paprika, roasted red peppers, garlic and white wine, it's not short on flavor, however, and the vegetarian "chicken" helps carry the flavor even further.
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Looking to try something a little different? This vegan paella recipe is made with quinoa instead of rice, making it extra-nutritious for vegetarians and vegans. With white wine, a Goya seasoning blend and cumin, there's plenty of Spanish flavor added to the quinoa. If you like quinoa, you'll love this quinoa vegetable paella recipe.