Easy One Pot Vegetable Paella Vegan
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Easy One Pot Vegetable Paella (Vegan)

In need of easy, healthy, vegetarian comfort food? Then my Easy One Pot Vegetable Paella could be the answer! Packed full of veggies and spices, this flavourful one pot meal is quick and easy to make and a great way to remind you of summer when the weather outside is anything but!
Recipe Type Main Course, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Serves 4 people
Calories 434 kcal
Author Eb Gargano


  • 1.2 litres hot vegetable stock
  • Big pinch of saffron
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed or grated
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes or to taste
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 red or yellow bell peppers, sliced or diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 100 g green beans trimmed and cut in half
  • 300 g paella rice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100 g frozen peas
  • 2 lemons cut into quarters
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley plus extra for garnish


  1. Add the saffron to the hot stock, stir thoroughly and set aside.
  2. Place the olive oil in a large, wide pan and add the onion, cover with a lid and cook over a gentle heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic, chilli and paprika. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Next, add the peppers, tomatoes, green beans, paella rice and vegetable stock, plus some salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for 15 minutes, with the lid off.
  5. Add the frozen peas and cook for a further 5 minutes. By this time all the stock should have all been absorbed.
  6. Finally stir in the juice from 2 of the lemon quarters and the chopped parsley. Serve scattered with more parsley and with the remaining lemon quarters.


If you want to add chorizo to this, slice or dice it and add it to the pan at the same time as the garlic, chilli and paprika.
If you want to add leftover cooked chicken, pre-cooked prawns or pre-cooked mixed seafood to this, add them in at the same time as the frozen peas. Make sure you heat through until piping hot.

Nutrition information is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Nutrition Facts
Easy One Pot Vegetable Paella (Vegan)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 434 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 23mg1%
Potassium 713mg20%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 3975IU80%
Vitamin C 135.7mg164%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.