Paella with Tomatoes and Eggs
Paella with Tomatoes and Eggs
  • prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 35 min
  • total: 35 min
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  • Summary

    My vegetarian paella starts with sofrito, a mixture of aromatics, herbs, and tomatoes, sautéed in olive oil until it becomes a thick paste. Saffron is traditional in paella but I also like to add smoked paprika. It’s also traditional to serve it with garlic mayonnaise but try Chimichurri for a deliciously unorthodox alternative. What is not traditional is my addition of eggs, which bake into the savory rice mixture. It’s also delicious without, so I have made them optional. No need for a paellera (a two-handled paella pan), but your pan should be wide enough to hold the grains of rice in a thin layer. This will help develop the crusty bits of rice on the bottom of the pan (called socarrat) that are the best part of the dish. Since most home cooks don’t own such a big pan, I prefer starting paella on the stove in a roasting pan or my largest skillet and moving it to the oven. To properly develop the socarrat, put the pan back on the stove for a couple of minutes before serving.

    Ingredients

    • 3 1/2 cups vegetable stock or water, plus more if needed
    • Large pinch saffron threads (optional)
    • 1 pound fresh tomatoes, cored, cut into thick wedges, and seeded
    • Salt and pepper
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
    • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
    • 2 teaspoons smoked or other paprika
    • 2 cups Spanish or other short-grain white rice or parcooked short-grain brown rice
    • 4–6 eggs
    • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 508 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 17 g 26.7%
    • Saturated Fat: 2 g 9.63%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 523 mg 21.81%
    • Calcium: 27 mg 2.71%
    • Potassium: 448 mg 12.8%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 8.61%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 83 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 9 g 37.92%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 12 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 31.46%
    • Vitamin C 32.28%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables3
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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