Vegetarian Paella Recipe : An Authentic Spanish Paella!

The Paella is one of most famous Spanish Dish popular for its taste and simplicity. It can be prepared both in traditional and customized styles, of which the vegan version is quite healthier. So, if you are a vegetarian looking for a bulk meal, then Vegetarian Paella Recipe shall end your hunt for healthy veg. food.


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  • Recipe Category: Spanish Dish
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Description: The Vegetarian Paella Recipe is one of most famous Spanish Dish popular for its taste & simplicity. It can be prepared in traditional and customized styles.

Vegetarian Paella Recipe

Vegetarian Paella Recipe Ingredients:

  • Brown Rice – 1 bowl
  • Onion – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  • Tomato – 1 cup (roughly chopped)
  • Green Bell Peppers – ¼ cup
  • Red Bell Peppers – ¼ cup
  • Yellow Bell Peppers  – ¼ cup (sliced thinly)
  • Green Chilies – ½ cup
  • Red Chilies – 1/2 cup
  • Broccoli – 2 cups  (finely chopped)
  • Baby Corn – ¼ cup
  • Carrot – 1 small sized
  • Peas – 1 cup
  • Beans – ½ cup
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 cup each
  • Curry Leaf – 1 piece
  • Cilantro Leaves – ¼ cup
  • Parsley Leaves – ¼ cup
  • Ginger – 4 pieces (grated)
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Other Seasonings – ¼ tsp.
  • Oil – ¼ tsp.
  • Wine – 1 cup
  • Vinegar – less than ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – a pinch
  • Black Pepper – ¼ tsp.
  • Salt- as per taste

Note:  If you do not have wine or if  you do not use wine, then best substitute to wine is: Juice of Apple/Carrot or Vegetable Stock.

Vegetarian Paella Recipe Preparation Steps:


Soak the rice in the boiling water they are cooked and become soft. Drain off the extra water, and transfer the rice in bowl of cool water. Keep them aside to rest.

Note: If you are using frozen bag of vegetables, then while cooking make sure you cook till they are thaw. Tip here is to separately cook vegetables first.


  • Heat oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over a medium flame. Add Onion, garlic, red peppers along with sausages and seasonings. Stir till Onions become translucent and achieve golden texture.
  • Now mix all the vegetables and bell peppers over a high heat. Sprinkle the spice powders available. Transfer rice from bowl of cool water to this heated pan of mixture.
  • Before you cover the pan, add wine and water. When the water reaches its boiling point, the mixture starts giving bubbles, reduce the flame of the gas. The rice should absorb all the liquid and must be soft in nature.
  • Sprinkle with salt and salt to raise the richness of flavors. Lastly squeeze the lemon juice over the rice.

Season the rice with any topping you consider best and serve hot.

Note: Feel free to use fresh vegetables according to season and their availability.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 241 calories
  • Total Time: PT20M
  • Serves: 3
  • Date Published:

Though different from the authentic recipe, there is not much alternation in the taste. Try today the hearty, delicious and simple recipe having abundance of flavors and high nutritional value.

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  • The Recipe of Vegetarian Paella requires less than 30 minutes to cook.
  • You may add pinch of sugar to balance with the tangy taste of tomato puree.



Serve the hot and sizzling vegetarian Paella rice in round rice bowl and Garnish it with –

  • Saffron Strands
  • Lemon Wedges
  • Coriander Leaves
  • Yogurt/ Curd/ Shredded Cheese

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