Vegetable & Walnut Paella

Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine spanish
Keyword plant-based, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 565kcal


  • 2 large pinches saffron
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 250 g paella rice
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 400 g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 100 g California Walnuts
  • 150 g fine green beans trimmed and cut into 3
  • 400 g can butter beans drained and rinsed
  • 800 ml vegetable stock
  • ½ x 25g pack flat leaf parsley


  • Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp boiling water and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid and fry the onion for 5 minutes, add the garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the rice and paprika.
  • Stir in the chopped tomatoes, pepper, Walnuts, saffron liquid, green beans and butter beans and add half the stock, cover and simmer gently for about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, gradually adding the remaining stock until the rice is just tender, season and stir in the parsley.


Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 2.4g | Fibre: 10g | Sugar: 11g


Cooks tip
Try adding cooked king prawns for the last 5 minutes of cooking.
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