Vegetarian Paella
September 5, 2017

Traditional Seafood Paella

July 29, 2017

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Portions


Main Description

1Chop the garlic, Onion, pepper and vegetables In your Paella pan (38cm to 42cm recommended)

2pour in around 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and set heat to medium to high.

3Add onions, garlic, red pepper and cook for 3 minutes until onions are starting to soften.

4Add the bay leaves, half tin of tomatoes, wine, vegetable stock and bring to the boil.

5Then add Paprika Dulce, Paella Colourant, Saffron (Grind up the strands with a pestle and mortar to start the flavour flowing), garden peas and stir round (the smell from this should be amazing!).

6Sprinkle the Bomba Rice evenly around the pan, stir in and bring back up to boiling and turn down the heat to simmer (add water if rice soaks up the liquid quickly).

7Cook for a further 20 minutes or until the rice is soft to bite. Keep stirring throughout so the Bomba Rice does not stick to the bottom of the pan (Although in Spain Traditional Paella is cooked to stick to the bottom of the pan so the choice is yours?).

8You can add the seafood to the pan at this point and cook for a further 5 minutes but I prefer to cook the seafood in a separate pan in white wine until all the mussels and clams have opened (but discard any ones that do not open) then add this to the Bomba Rice and stir in with the black olives, remove the bay leaves and stir in the fresh chopped parsley.

9Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

10Take off the heat and cover for 5 minutes to let all the ingredients truly infuse together. Serve with lemon wedges and tuck in for a fantastic treat for you and your guests!!

Chefs Tips

1Had any seafood you like, scallops, crab, Octopus, Langoustines or even lobster as an example and take out the seafood you dont like.

2Add half teaspoon of hot paprika if you like a bit of heat in your food. It also enhances the favours in the dish.

3I usually buy 6 to 8 big prawns or langoustines to lay on top of the finished dish for excellent presentation which is guaranteed to impress your guests! 4. Double the amounts above if cooking for 8 and so on.


200 g Prawns (400g if using unpeeled)

200 g Mussels

100 g Squid rings

200 g Clams

1 medium Onion (Chopped)

Half red pepper (Chopped)

Half Tin chopped tomatoes

1 cloves of Garlic

4 strands of Saffron (if available)

Half teaspoon of Paella Colourant

Half teaspoon of Paprika Dulce

300 g Bomba Rice

100 g Frozen Garden Peas

Small tin of black olives

250 ml of vegetable or chicken stock

half glass of white wine (optional)

Water (if required

2 Bay leaves

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped Fresh Parsley

Lemon wedges to garnish


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