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Quick Vegetarian Paella
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This is from Cooking light. "Complete the menu with steamed green beans, and packaged mixed baby greens tossed with bottled orange sections and toasted almonds.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 2 cups green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups quick-cooking brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon saffron thread or ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup pimento stuffed olive, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat.

Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, and garlic; saute for 5 minutes.

Stir in rice, broth, water, saffron and thyme; bring to a boil.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in tomato, peas, olives, parsley, pepper and artichoke hearts.

Cook for 3 minutes or until rice is tender and mixture is heated through.