Thursday, September 17, 2015

Vegan Mofo: Paella

I was late to the party when I discovered that vegan MoFo is this month. But this is a nice opportunity to blog my vegan recipes in my backlog. I have about 7 or 8 of them and I will try to blog them all during the rest of September.

I will start with a paella that I only made a few days ago. I got the recipe from the Dutch VeganChallenge site. I didn't eat paella for a long time and surely it was time to change that. I don't eat meat and my boyfriend doesn't like most fish so paella always was a bit of a challenge. This recipe is not very traditional but it still has the taste of the sea thanks to the nori sheets.

Vegan Paella: (serves 4)
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 250 gr white mushrooms, halved or quartered
- 2 red bell peppers, cubed
- 200 ml cubed tomatoes on juice
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 0.5 tsp paprika
- 0.5 tsp chili powder
- 750 ml vegetable broth
- 2 sheets of nori, shredded
- 250 gr risotto rice
- 150 gr peas, defrosted
- 250 gr white beans, rinsed

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and bake the onions for about 5 minutes, Add garlic, mushrooms and bell peppers and bake for another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, paprika, turmeric and chili powder and bake again for a few minutes, Add about 150 ml from the vegetable broth and the nori and stir through. Add the rice and bring to a boil. Then add small bits of broth at the time. Give the rice the time to absorb the broth, just like making risotto. Add the peas and white beans with the last bit of broth and warm through.


  1. That looks really tasty and I like the idea of using nori in it.

    1. Thanks! I really liked the nori in it myself. I might even add 1 extra sheet next time.