Valencian Paella

This vegan version of authentic Spanish paella is loaded with delicious vegetables. It’s the perfect choice for a light and colorful dinner.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 45 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 448 / Protein 15g / Carbohydr. 69g / Fat 7g

Ingredients (4 servings)

100 golives
350 gcherry tomatoes
2 clovesgarlic
2 stalksgreen onions
1onion (red)
2bell peppers (red)
250 grice
0.5 tspsaffron
100 mlwhite wine
300 mlvegetable stock
300 gpeas


frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Sauvignon Blanc, dry, 2012
Sauvignon Blancs are a convincing choice with their harmoniously integrated acidity and pleasant fullness of flavor, which is refreshing and fruity-fragrant at the same time.

Step 1

Valencian Paella

Drain olives. Halve cherry tomatoes, mince garlic, and thinly slice green onions. Dice red onion, bell pepper, zucchini, and eggplant into walnut-sized pieces.

cutting board, knife

100 g olives / 350 g cherry tomatoes / 2 cloves garlic / 2 stalks green onions / 1 onion / 2 bell peppers / 1 zucchini / 1 eggplant

Step 2

Valencian Paella

Add some olive oil to a frying pan and sauté garlic, onion, bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant over medium-high heat for approx. 4 – 6 min.

frying pan, cooking spoon

Step 3

Valencian Paella

Add rice to pan, stir thoroughly to combine, and continue to sauté for approx. 1 – 2 min.

250 g rice

Step 4

Valencian Paella

Fillet lemons.

cutting board, knife

2 lemons

Step 5

Valencian Paella

Add saffron to pan, stir thoroughly to combine, and continue to sauté for approx. 1 – 2 min.

frying pan, cooking spoon

0.5 tsp saffron

Step 6

Valencian Paella

Deglaze with white wine. Add vegetable stock until ingredients are just covered. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for approx. 15 – 20 min. until rice is al dente. Stir occasionally.

100 ml white wine / 300 ml vegetable stock / salt / pepper

Step 7

Valencian Paella

Gently fold in lemon fillets, tomatoes, olives, green onions, and peas. Continue to sauté approx. for 5 – 6 min. Enjoy!

300 g peas