Saturday, December 8, 2012

Veggie Paella

Paella in the making!
Quick, easy and delicious! Paella is a Valencian rice dish that originated in its modern form on the east coast of Spain.
Serves 6

Ingredients:
1 teaspoon olive oil
8 ounces seitan strips (vegetarian "white meat")*
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups butternut squash cubes (frozen)
1 cup yellow squash (1 medium)
1 cup zucchini (1 medium)
1 cup carrots, chopped (2-3 carrots)
1 cup asparagus, chopped into bite-size pieces
1 can diced tomatoes (14-ounce)
2 cups green beans (frozen)
1/8 teaspoon all-spice
1/2 teaspoon paprika
3 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup vegetable broth
Salt and pepper to taste

*Or substitute 8-ounces of chicken sausage!

Directions:
1. In a large pot or skillet heat oil and add seitan, garlic and garlic powder.
2. Add butternut squash, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots, asparagus, peas, tomatoes, all-spice and paprika. Simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
3. Add rice and vegetable broth and cook for 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
4. Season to taste and serve!

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