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Vegetarian Paella Recipe

Easy Vegan Paella Recipe

A vegan twist of a paella classic - easy recipe for the whole family to enjoy

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword Paella, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Pinar Rawlins


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic cloves finely slices and chopped
  • 1 White Onion diced
  • 2 Carrots peeled and sliced small
  • 1 Yellow or Red Bell Pepper sliced or chopped
  • 8 Vegan Sausage/ Vegan Chorizo or your choice of Vegan Sausage chopped into pieces
  • 1 tsp Fresh Parsley Stalks chopped
  • 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Purée heaped spoon
  • 250 g Paella Rice
  • 1 Vegetable Stock Cube dissolved in 1/2 litre of boiling water
  • 150 g Frozen Peas

To Serve

  • 1 Large Lemon cut into wedges
  • Parsley Leaves roughly chopped


  1. In a large wok, casserole pot or a large pan with a lid, pour in a few tablespoons of olive oil over a medium heat

  2. Add the parsley stalks, garlic, onion, peppers and vegan sausage and sprinkle over the smoked paprika and mix well - cooked until soft - 5 minutes or so

  3. Stir through the tomato purée

  4. Add the paella rice and stir through for a few minutes

  5. Pour in the vegetable stock, add the frozen peas and season with a little salt and pepper and stir well

  6. Bring to the boil and cover, simmer on a low heat for around 15-20 minutes

    Make sure to stir regularly from inside out and outside in for the paella rice to cook through evenly (add a splash of boiling water if it starts to stick or the rice is still not cooked - you may need to do this a couple of times to ensure the rice is cooked)

  7. Once the paella rice is cooked (soft not crunchy) remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle over the parsley and serve with the lemon wedges

  8. Enjoy with a leafy greens salad