Vegetable Paella

Vegetable Paella

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Fun fact: Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. This little container costs $10!IMG_2478 IMG_2481 IMG_2482 IMG_2497 IMG_2502

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water

1/4th teaspoon saffron threads

1/8th turmeric

2 bell peppers

1 onion

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh garlic

2-3 carrots

3/4th cup artichoke hearts (canned 6.5 oz)

1 1/2 cup arborio rice

3 cups chicken or vegetable stock

2 1/2 cups chard (or other leafy green)

1 cup tomatoes

1 can chickpeas or kidney beans

1 cup frozen peas

Lemon

Directions:

  1. Bring water to boil and add saffron.
  2. Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Sauté veggies.
  4. Add rice then vegetable broth.
  5. Cool rice for 10 minutes then add chard and tomatoes.
  6. When rice is fully cooked add the beans and peas.
  7. Cook until the water is absorbed.
  8. Squeeze lemon juice on top.