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Mixed Vegetable Paella

Paella is rice based dish with its origins in Spain specifically Valencia. Its made out of a special short and roundish rice in a flat pan and Paella means exactly that pan rice. The dish has a lovely olive oil flavour, I first eat it in a Spanish food festival that I attended somewhere a seafood and a veg paella both were served and I fell in love with both, so I scooted around the net for the recipe and started my own attempt of making it. But what I couldn’t find is the paella rice here so I went ahead and used the normal sona masuri rice though on second thoughts I think the kerala red rice would be good for this too


Recipe – Mixed Vegetable Paella

What I used

  • 1 cup short grain rice (I used sona masuri)
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 small red capsicum cut in thin strips
  • 1 medium green capsicum cut in thin strips
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 2 baby corns sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves sliced
  • 2 tsp paella spice mix (which is traditionally a mix of paprika and yellow color, I used turmeric instead of yellow color)
  • 2 1/2 cups of vegetable stock
  • salt to taste

How I made it

  • Heat butter in a microwave safe pan in a microwave safe flat pan and add the strips of green and red capsicums to it. Cook on HIGH for about 2 minutes, add a pinch of salt and put in the microwave for 1 minute again. Keep aside the capsicum
  • Heat olive oil in a large pan again, add the bayleaf, star anise and chopped garlic microwave on MED for about 4 minutes
  • Add the onions and microwave on HIGH for about 3 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes and the sautéed capsicum, peas and corn to it and microwave on MED for another 5 minutes
  • At this stage add the spice mix, salt, rice the vegetable stock. Mix well and cook for about 15 minutes till fully done

Serve hot

8 comments on “Mixed Vegetable Paella

  1. aarthi
    July 19, 2011

    this looks incredible

  2. harini-jaya
    July 19, 2011

    interesting that Spanish rice is very close to our Pulao/Biryani 🙂

  3. Vardhini
    July 19, 2011

    Looks yummy and nice to know about the new dishes.

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  4. Gayathri Kumar
    July 19, 2011

    very nice dish. The name sounds very new..

  5. Kalyani
    July 19, 2011

    looks good 🙂 Love the click where the star anise is peekin 😉

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  6. Pixie
    July 19, 2011

    Interesting!! Will try it out! 😀

  7. Jayashree
    July 19, 2011

    I always thought that paella took a long time to cook and turn creamy. Your microwave version sounds quite easy and do-able.

  8. Srivalli
    July 20, 2011

    Very interesting to see we can easily adapte a recipe to our taste..:)..looks good Mons

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