Veggie-centric Paella

  • Yield: 8 servings


2tablespoons olive oil
1cup chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1cup sliced mushrooms
2teaspoons minced garlic
1 (16-ounce) package yellow rice
4cups water
1cup chopped tomatoes
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
1/2teaspoon paprika
1teaspoon dried basil


  1. In a large pot, heat oil and saute onion, red pepper, mushrooms and garlic about 5 to 7 minutes. Add rice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until rice is done. Stir in tomato, black beans, peas, paprika and basil until well heated.

Note: This dish can accommodate a variety of vegetables, as well as a potpourri of beans, corn and fresh herbs. Rinse beans to lower sodium.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 303
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 1106mg
  • Carbohydrate 59g
  • Fiber 6g
  • Protein 9g