This vegan Paella is bursting with all the flavors of Spain. It's vibrant, delicious and a true crowdpleaser. The fluffy paella rice is complimented by the savory vegan sausages, spicy peppers and salty olives.
Servings 4 people
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 6 Vegan Chorizo Style Sausages
- 1 Red Onion Diced
- 3 cloves Garlic Minced
- 1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced
- ½ Green Bell Pepper Sliced
- ½ cup Sweet Corn
- 5-7 Black Olives Pits Removed and lightly chopped
- 5 Cherry Tomatoes (or small tomatoes)
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
- ½ tsp Saffron
- 1 cup Paella Rice
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Juice from ½ Lemon
- 1 bunch Fresh Parsley Chopped
Heat olive oil in a large pan and add the chopped chorizo sausages. Let the sausages cook at medium high heat for 3-5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
Once the sausages are golden on all sides, place them on a plate and set aside for later.
Next, add the onions and bell peppers to the pan and let them fry for a few minutes. Pour in the garlic and season with smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix everything together.
Stir in the tomato puree, tomatoes, corn and olives and let everything cook for a few minutes.
Next, add the paella rice and let them cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the vegetable broth. Season with the saffron and stir everything together. Let the dish come to a boil before turning the heat down.
Let the dish simmer for 10 minutes without stirring.
After 10 minutes, gently stir the dish and leave to cook at a simmer for 10 more minutes.
Finally, add the chorizo sausages and squeeze in lemon juice. Mix in the chopped parsley last minute and serve with a little extra garnish of parsley and a couple of lemon wedges on the side.