With rich tuna and artichoke, this savory Paella makes for a tasty dinner that almost cooks itself. Chop the veggies, heat the oil, pour in the broth, sprinkle with spices and let the rice cook over medium-heat until it absorbs all the goodness and juices of the other recipe components. Don’t forget to choose Carolina® Medium Grain Rice, carefully crafted for Paella and Spanish cuisine.
Heat oil in 10-inch skillet set over medium heat. Cook onion, bell pepper, and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in rice, paprika, saffron, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until well coated. Stir in tomatoes, broth, and bay leaf; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low; cook for 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in green beans and top with tuna and artichokes. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed, rice is tender, and vegetables and tuna are heated through.
Garnish with parsley and lemon wedges.
For vegetarian dish, substitute tuna with sautéed tofu.
Over the years, paellas have generally gotten a bad rap for being overly complicated to make and too time-consuming. However, with some guidance and a bit of patience, cooking the perfect paella is easier than you would ever think. It all starts in the grocery store – believe us when we say that choosing the right, quality, and fresh ingredients makes a difference.
For this twist on traditional Paella, you’ll need a selection of vegetables and the convenience of canned tuna. You can’t forget the star of the recipe– Carolina® Parboiled Medium Grain Rice. These grains are specially crafted to absorb the delicious hearty stock resulting from blending vegetable broth and undrained tomatoes with a Spanish spice combo: saffron, paprika, and bay leaves.
This new version of traditional authentic paella calls for tuna and artichoke, making it the perfect refreshing summer meal. Gather your family together and make cooking an exciting activity with everyone pitching in. Divide the cooking tasks up into chopping ingredients, stirring the rice, setting the music ambiance, and even serving the drinks! Serve your rice with lime wedges and enjoy around the pool during a hot Sunday afternoon – just make sure to wear enough sun-screen and be aware of sunburn!
For those living their best veggie life, this recipe is just as tasty even when made meatless. There are several options here (and all of them equally delicious). You could either cut out the tuna or substitute it in with hearty vegetables like eggplant. For those vegetarians and self-declared paella lovers, we highly recommend saving some special paella rice and giving this Vegetarian Paella a try.