easy veggie paella

Easy Veggie Paella

By the wlr team

Enjoy a vegan twist on this traditional spanish dish. This paella is packed full of veggies and comes in around 350 calories per serving.

Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

  • Recipe makes: 2 servings
  • Prep time:
    15 mins
  • Cook time: 30 mins
  • Calories: 354
    per serving


  • 1 small onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 green pepper
  • 100g green beans
  • 10 sprays sunflower oil
  • 10 black olives, pitted
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 120g paella rice
  • 2 stock cubes
  • 1 pint water (for stock)
  • 1 tbsp parsley, fresh
  • 2 lemon slices

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  1. Chop the onion, peel and crush the garlic. Slice the red peppers; chop the courgette, green pepper and green beans into small chunks.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non stick pan, add the onions and garlic. Cook for a few minutes until soft. Add in the green and red peppers, green beans, olives and courgette and continue to cook for a minute or two. Add the paprika and turmeric and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour in the rice and then cover with stock, stir and leave to simmer, stirring occasionally until the stock is fully absorbed. Stir well then taste, if the rice still needs longer add some more stock and leave to absorb again.
  4. Garnish with parsley before serving with lemon wedges.

*If you like a bit of heat add a pinch of cayenne pepper when frying the veg.

Why not try some of our other calorie counted vegan friendly meals.

Or, if you're looking for a traditional Paella with prawns and fish, check out our popular Seafood Paella Recipe.

Love Spanish cuisine and trying to watch your wasitline? Find out the calories in your favourite traditional Spanish dishes.

Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)354
Carbohydrate (g)64.0
Fat (g)6.5
Protein (g)10.3
Fibre (g)7.2
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg4.9

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