Sunday, 26 July 2015

Vegetarian paella

Our favourite vegetarian paella, proudly home-made

Our favourite vegetarian paella is Remy’s in Malvern, Melbourne. We’ve tried to imitate it countless times and never made it close enough. Until tonight, that is, when we followed Omar Allibhoy’s tips which we modified for a vegetarian twist.

Ingredients (for 2-3 people)

Olive oil
½ onion
½ red onion
1 leek (the white part)
Chopped red and green capsicums (or red chilies if you don’t have capsicums)
Carrots, sliced
Mushrooms, sliced
4 garlic, crushed
Green peas or broad beans or lima beans or edamame (or all of these)
Okras, cut into 2 cm ish
Sundried tomatoes
1 tsp smoked paprika powder
Rosemary and thyme
1 crushed or grated tomato, optional
3 cups of vegetable stocks (I put two blocks of stocks)
500 mg saffron, toasted
Chopped parsley
1 cup of callaspara, bomba or valenciana rice
Lemon wedges to serve

See this video for the original recipe from Omar Allibhoy. Our modified version is below.