Mixed Vegetable Paella

Paella is rice based dish with its origins in Spain specifically Valencia. Its made out of a special short and roundish rice in a flat pan and Paella means exactly that pan rice. The dish has a lovely olive oil flavour, I first eat it in a Spanish food festival that I attended somewhere a seafood and a veg paella both were served and I fell in love with both, so I scooted around the net for the recipe and started my own attempt of making it. But what I couldn’t find is the paella rice here so I went ahead and used the normal sona masuri rice though on second thoughts I think the kerala red rice would be good for this too.

Recipe – Mixed Vegetable Paella.

Mixed Vegetable PaellaPaella is rice based dish with its origins in Spain specifically Valencia. Its made out of a special short and roundish rice in a flat pan and Paella means exactly that pan rice. The dish has a lovely olive oil flavour, I first eat it in a Spanish food festival that I attended somewhere a seafood an...

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    Ingredients

    Short grain rice (I used sona masuri)
    1 cup
    Butter
    1 tsp
    Red capsicum cut in thin
    1 small strips
    Medium green capsicum cut in thin
    1 strips
    Medium tomatoes chopped
    2
    Green peas
    1/4 cup
    Baby corns sliced
    2
    Olive oil
    2 tbsps
    Bay leaf
    1
    Star anise
    1
    Medium onion sliced
    1
    Garlic sliced
    3 cloves
    Paella spice mix (which is traditionally a mix of paprika and yellow color, I used turmeric instead of yellow color)
    2 tsps
    Vegetable stock
    2 1/2 cups of
    Salt
    to taste

    Steps

    1. Heat butter in a microwave safe pan in a microwave safe flat pan and add the strips of green and red capsicums to it. Cook on HIGH for about 2 minutes, add a pinch of salt and put in the microwave for 1 minute again. Keep aside the capsicum.
    2. Heat olive oil in a large pan again, add the bayleaf, star anise and chopped garlic microwave on MED for about 4 minutes.
    3. Add the onions and microwave on HIGH for about 3 minutes.
    4. Add the tomatoes and the sautéed capsicum, peas and corn to it and microwave on MED for another 5 minutes.
    5. At this stage add the spice mix, salt, rice the vegetable stock. Mix well and cook for about 15 minutes till fully done.

    Serve hot.