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Vegan Gluten Free Quinoa Paella


  • Author: https://mayihavethatrecipe.com
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan / Passover

Description

This Vegan Gluten Free Quinoa Paella is a delicious twist on the Spanish classic. Quick and easy to make, full of flavor and plant-based protein. Great for Passover, holiday dinner or weeknight dinner.


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 dozen asparagus, trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder ( SEE NOTE)
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
  • Chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in an ovenproof 12 inch round pan. Saute onions and garlic over medium heat for 4 minutes, stirring often. Add diced peppers and 1/2 tsp salt and continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring often
  2. Add tomato paste and asparagus, mix well and cook for another 2 minutes
  3. Add quinoa, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper and saute with the vegetables for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and bouillon. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer, uncovered, for 25 minutes. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 375F
  4. Add 1/2 cup of water or vegetable broth, mix well and transfer to the pan to the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Garnish with parsley and cooked or raw lemon slices before serving

Notes

  1. You can use 1 1/2 cup vegetable broth instead of the 1 1/2 cups of water and bouillon powder
  2. The vegetables and tomato paste that are the base for this vegan paella can be made 2-3 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. Make it your own by adding your favorite seasonal vegetables, bump up the plant-based protein by adding chickpeas or beans or add a touch of spice with a squeeze of Sriracha o green dragon hot sauce!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 241
  • Sugar: 5.1
  • Sodium: 702.8
  • Fat: 7.6
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.3
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36.3
  • Fiber: 5.7
  • Protein: 8.2
  • Cholesterol: 0
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