As you may know, a goal of mine is to eat more veggies! Even though I am not a vegetarian, I eat very little meat. On my Christmas list this year, I asked Santa for a subscription for Vegetarian Times magazine.
I figured it would give me some great meatless options that are still yummy and flavorful. I finally received my first one in the mail, and the cover dish looked so colorful and delicious and I couldn’t resist making it soon! It is called Paella Primavera. Paella is a Spanish rice with veggies, spices, and sometimes meat.
3 cups broccoli florets
3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. saffron threads
1 cup rice
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup parsley
Optional add ins-6 green onions, 12 green olives, 12 black olives
Then, mix in broth, garlic, and saffron and bring to a boil. Mix in rice and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in peas and tomatoes and cook covered for 8 minutes.
Remove from heat and continue to sit for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, parsley, and a lemon wedge.
Adapted from Vegetarian Times.