2Tbspcoconut oil for frying – neutral tastemore oil may be required
1large onionquartered and sliced
1medium zucchini / courgette / baby marrowhalved lengthwise and sliced
1/2medium red bell pepperdeseeded and thinly sliced
1medium carrotpeeled and thinly sliced
200gshort grain rice – if available use the traditional Bomba / Valencia Ricehowever Arborio rice used for risotto, works well
2medium tomatoescut into large chunks
1can whole kernel corndrained
1cupof broccolicut into small sprigs
1litre vegetable broth / stockplus up to 250ml extra, if more liquid is required to prevent burning while rice cooks
PLUS 1/2 Tbsp GiNiT Dill as as finishing spiceto adjust seasoning at the end of cooking
1lemoncut into wedges for serving
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
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Frittata with GiNiT Sage, a hearty breakfast / brunch or a simple supper. Sage and eggs are a match for taste-bud heaven, then you add the complexity of the Gin & Tonic profile to the mix and it becomes a family favourite.