A wonderful alternative to traditional paella, and full of flavour. The taste of the sea is achieved not with fish but with arame, a mild tasting sea vegetable. This recipe is made in two stages – so don’t be put off by the length of the recipe. Basically, you make the simple Saffron Rice Pilaf. While that’s simmering you prepare the paella ingredients. Or you can cook the pilaf rice in advance. Whichever method you use, the secret is to get all the ingredients and equipment out first – then go for it!
Some tips: Replace oil with oil spray. Replace store-bought mayo with our reduced-fat quick tofu mayo instead. For an even lower-fat alternative, use plain soya yoghurt, and mix with crushed garlic.
The Saffron Pilaf Rice freezes well, as does the complete dish – the tofu may become a little bit more chewy though. Enjoy![amd-zlrecipe-recipe:30]
This recipe was republished with permission from Viva! Vegan Recipe Club.
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