Paella Primavera
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Serves: lots!
A perfect healthy Springtime meal, using fresh seasonal vegetables!
What to get:
  • 8 fresh fava bean pods (pods to be shelled)
  • ½ cup sweet green peas (fresh or frozen, baby green)
  • 6 stalks fresh asparagus (chopped)
  • 1 package fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • 2 tomatoes (vine ripened, seeded and chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lemon (zest of, and 3 T juice)
  • 2 cups dry white rice
  • 4 cups chicken stock (low sodium)
  • ½ c white wine (dry)
  • 3 T parsley (fresh or dried, chopped)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 T EVOO
  • Salt and coarse black ground pepper, to taste
  • *Several saffron threads (if you have them)
  • *Diced, cooked chicken breast optional
What to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Pre by chopping asparagus, tomato (seed as well), garlic cloves.
  3. Shell fava beans from pods
  4. In a large, oven-proof skillet on stove, preheat EVOO
  5. To skillet add garlic and cook slightly
  6. To garlic add mushrooms, asparagus, and beans. Sauté for about 5 minutes
  7. To skillet mix add tomato and frozen or fresh green peas, and 2 T of the white wine.
  8. Cook another 5 minutes till tender.
  9. To the mix add the dry white rice, salt, pepper & stir
  10. Add the chicken broth and cook for about 10 min, continue to stir
  11. Now add rest of white wine, parsley, smoked paprika, lemon zest & juice, and stir.
  12. Transfer skillet into preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until rice is tender, but not crisp.
  13. *You can add additional broth if you need more liquid.
  14. Serve warm with some parmesan cheese and parsley to garnish
This is fresh and satisfying. Packed with healthy vegetables, low fat and delicious. Also goes nicely with grilled shrimp or chicken!
Recipe by the dinnervine at