Paella is a traditional rice dish from the Valencia area, in the Eastern part of Spain, but it has become so popular you are likely to find it all over Spain, also along the Camino de Santiago, of course. Ingredients may vary. Our friends from Spanish food and catering specialist company FoodFiesta.ie have prepared this delicious Camino recipe: a vegetable paella, ‘paella de verduras’, with plenty of healthy flavours and ideal for vegetarians.
What you will need for this Camino recipe:
*4 people / Prep time 45 minutes.
• 250g Bomba rice
• 1 aubergine
• 1 courgette
• 4 mushrooms
• 4 large wild mushrooms
• 1 carrot
• 1 red pepper
• 1 green pepper
• 6 chunks cauliflower
• 1 head green garlic
• 10 green beans
• 100g broad beans
• Olive oil
• hot water/vegetable stock
• Smoked paprika
• pinch ground rosemary
• pinch thyme
Cut the vegetables into julienne strips and slowly fry in the paella pan in hot olive oil.
Meanwhile, in a separate frying pan, place a little olive oil and the paprika over a low heat. When the paprika starts to brighten up in colour, place the rice and the saffron into the pan and stir till the rice is nicely coated and infused with these flavour base tastes. Add the rice mix to the vegetables in the paella pan.
Pour over the hot water/vegetable stock and add salt and allow to cook. Sprinkle with rosemary and thyme halfway through.
When the Bomba rice has absorbed almost all of the liquid, turn off the heat and allow to rest, covered with a clean tea towel, for five minutes before serving.
Enjoy our Camino Recipe and make sure to learn more about all the delicious Camino food.
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