Easy Vegetable Paella

Makes 8 servings
Course Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Calories 267 kcal
Author Vanessa


  • 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 medium White Onion - diced into 1/2inch pieces
  • 4 cloves of Garlic - crushed
  • 1 Jalapeno optional
  • 1 medium Sweet Potato - peeled and diced 1 inch
  • 1 medium Zucchini - peeled chopped 1 inch
  • 7 oz canned Sweet Corn
  • 10 small tomatoes plum, cherry or roma - quartered
  • 9 oz ~250g Risotto or Paella Rice
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 20 oz 600ml vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons of dried mixed herbs or 1/2cup fresh parsley cilantro, basil and chives
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Lemon juice optional


  1. Heat Olive oil in a large deep fry pan and add onion with dash of salt. Saute until translucent, then add garlic and jalapeno. Saute for 1-2 more minutes.
  2. Add sweet potato, zucchini, corn, and tomatoes. Saute for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in rice and add tomato puree. Slowly add vegetable broth without stirring, adding just enough to cover all ingredients. Again, DON'T STIR!
  4. Top with herbs, and add a bit of pepper.
  5. Cover and let simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  6. Paella will be done when the rice has absorbed all the liquid, yet it should look moist and juicy.
  7. Spritz lemon juice over finished paella and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

1)Vegetables can be changed to liking. Some that I often use are bell pepper, carrots, kidney beans (for protein boost), asparagus, artichoke, etc. However, Tomatoes should always be used.2.) If the paella starts to burn or the rice is not cooked through after 20 minutes, you most likely did not use enough broth. If it comes out too soggy, you probably used to much. 3) Careful adding salt. If you are worried it might get too salty. Water down the broth before adding it.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Vegetable Paella
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the recipe)
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 80
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.9g14%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Carbohydrates 45.9g15%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 11.2g12%
Protein 6.5g13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.