Quorn Sausage Paella

 

This Spanish Quorn paella recipe is a low fat, meat free fiesta! 

Fun Food Fact: 'Paella' takes its name from the pan it is cooked in, which in turn comes from the Latin word for ‘pan’ or ‘dish.’

 

 

Ingredients: 

1 pack Quorn Meat Free Standard Sausages,
defrosted if using frozen 
Low calorie oil spray
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced 
1 yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced
400g fresh tomatoes, skinned and chopped
200g thin green beans
200g peas
250g long grain rice
1½ tsp smoked paprika
½ tsp saffron
1 tsp turmeric

 

 

 

1 tsp mild chilli powder
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tbsp lemon juice  
700ml vegetable stock
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tbsp chopped parsley 

 

To garnish - 1 lemon cut into wedges & olives 

Method:

  1. Warm a pan and spray with low calorie cooking spray.  Cut each sausage into bite-sized chunks and fry until golden 3-4 minutes, reserve.
  2. Fry the onions and garlic in low calorie oil spray, gently until soft and golden, add a little water if the onions start to stick to the pan.  Add the peppers and fry for a further 4-5 minutes.  Stir in the tomatoes, beans and peas and cook for 6 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, paprika, saffron, turmeric, chilli, lemon zest and juice stir well.
  4. Stir in the stock and simmer for about 15 minutes.  
  5. Sir in the Quorn sausage pieces, continue simmering for a further 10 minutes or until the rice is tender adding more liquid if required.
  6. Season to taste, sprinkle over the parsley and serve with the lemon wedges and olives.
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