Turmeric Paella

It’s finally getting warmer and I thought I’d celebrate with a colourful summer paella! It is packed full of veg, flavour and colour, you’ll be coming back for seconds!

Ingredients (makes 1 large portion):

  • 100g paella rice
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 chopped celery stick
  • 1/4 of a medium courgette, cut into semi circles
  • 1/4 red pepper, chopped into small chunks
  • 2 chopped white mushrooms
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 50g frozen peas
  • 300ml vegetable stock
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp paprika (I used hot paprika)
  • Handful of fresh spinach

To serve:

  • Rocket
  • Black Olives

Method:

  1. In a medium saucepan on a medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic and celery in the olive oil for 5 minutes, or until softened
  2. Add the courgette, peppers, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and sauté for a further 5 minutes
  3. Add the turmeric, paprika and rice for 2-3 minutes
  4. Stir through the stock and simmer with a lid for 10 minutes
  5. Add the frozen peas and simmer for another 10 minutes
  6. Stir through the spinach until wilted then serve in a large dish with a side of rocket and olives. Enjoy!

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