Paella with Spanish Olive Oil

Paella with fresh spring garden ingredients!!

Paella with fresh spring garden ingredients!!

Great Recipe for the kids and whole family to help pick, shell, chop, veggies fresh from the garden! Preparation time 15 min. Cook time 15-20

Paella-Solo Las Plantas

  • 2 T Spanish Olive Oil
  • 1 C diced onion
  • 1 C coarsely chopped green pepper
  • 1 C chopped tofu or gluten or tofu dogs
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 can plain artichoke hearts, canned
  • 2 C sliced zucchini or yellow squash, or young green butternut or a mix
  • 1 C sliced carrots
  • 1 C fresh peas or frozen peas
  • 14 oz can or 2 C fresh chopped tomatoes
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 T Bill's best veggie chicken seasoning (optional)
  • 2 basil leaves
  • 2 C cooked rice
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/4 chopped parsley
  • Salt and red pepper to taste

Saute oil, onion, pepper 2 min. Med-high heat. Add garlic, stir and saute a minute, add tomatoes and bay leaf, chopped gluten or tofu and stir, continue sauteing 2 minutes. Now add all the veggies, salt and seasoning. Cover 5 minutes or so while cooking. Add rice. Stir. Cover 2 more minutes. Taste test. Add parsley and serve with whole wheat french bread or any other whole grain yummy bread and salad!

(Flowing Gold Selections will soon have a most delightful virgin olive oil, superb flavor.) . This is a great way to use your left over cooked brown rice from yesterday!