Paella is one of my absolute favorite dishes. Of course, I’m talking more about a traditional Spanish Paella full of shrimp and sausage. This vegetarian take on Paella from a new cookbook I received for my birthday last month, takes a vegan attempt at this classic dish. I skipped the setan meat substitute which was probably a mistake, but my wife and I just don’t care for the fake meat-like substances.
The dish is a combination of cooked vegetables that are then added to a pot of saffron flavored risotto. The combination provides great flavor and it is a dish worthy of making again; however, it’s the Paella attribution that bothers me here.
Personally, I just don’t think anything without shrimp and sausage can be called Paella, even with the fake meat-like substitutes. So I like to see this dish as a good vegetable and rice dish. Seeing it through that lens makes it a great option for a Meatless Monday dish or a night when you need to take a break from a real Paella.
Full the Recipe see the Amazon cookbook’s page (Editorial Review Section) as it is published there in its entirety: Vegan Paella