Vegan Paella with GiNiT Dill

Vegan Paella with GiNiT Dill

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil for frying - neutral taste more oil may be required
  • 1 large onion quartered and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 leek finely sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini / courgette / baby marrow halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot peeled and thinly sliced
  • 200 g short grain rice - if available use the traditional Bomba / Valencia Rice however Arborio rice used for risotto, works well
  • 2 medium tomatoes cut into large chunks
  • 1 can whole kernel corn drained
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup of broccoli cut into small sprigs
  • 1 litre vegetable broth / stock plus up to 250ml extra, if more liquid is required to prevent burning while rice cooks
  • Tbsp GiNiT Dill
  • PLUS 1/2 Tbsp GiNiT Dill as as finishing spice to adjust seasoning at the end of cooking
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges for serving


  • To Cook:
  • In a large deep frying pan or paella pan, melt the oil over a medium high heat.
    Add the onion and leek, fry until leek starts to wilt - stir to prevent burning.
    Add garlic, bell pepper, carrot and baby marrow and fry until golden. 
    Add dry rice (and additional oil, if needed) and fry, stirring until the rice becomes translucent.
    Add the tomatoes, corn and turmeric, combine well.
    Add broth / stock and bring to the boil for +-5 minutes.
    Turn down the heat to simmer, add the broccoli and 1 1/2 Tbsp GiNiT Dill.
    Mix well and simmer until the rice is tender and the liquid has nearly all been absorbed.
    Turn off heat and adjust the seasoning with additional 1/2 Tbsp GiNiT Dill.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.


Serving suggestion:
We served this tasty, and very filling, Vegan Paella with GiNiT Dill as a vegan main, with a squeeze of lemon and some chopped pistachio nuts for crunch.  To add more "seafood" taste, the addition of some seaweed / nori would not be amiss. 
Or alternately, add seafood or fish and create a more traditional paella.
Crockery supplied by: Bomkisi
Keyword GiNiT Dill