In Spain, everybody eat´s rice on sundays, in Valencia it´s called paella, but in other part´s of Spain like Madrid, Sevilla and Cantabria, it´s called ¨un arroz¨. In this post I will show you how to make a Spanish Sunday Rice with Beyond Sausage & Vegetables. This is kinda like a paella, but more like ¨un arroz¨.
Seriously folk´s, this Spanish sunday rice is out-of-this world good. Loaded with an insane amount of flavor, super easy to make and done in about 45 minutes. For this recipe I used beyond sausages, making this dish vegan + gluten free. Beyond Meats has just arrived in Spain and everyone is going crazy over them!
If using beyond sausages is not your thing, you can just substitute them for regular sausages. They cook exactly the same. For this recipe I also used some high-quality saffron threads. At the end of the day, the saffron is what really flavors this rice. Make sure to use the BEST saffron to make the BEST Spanish sunday rice.
TIPS & TRICKS to make this recipe: I used a paella pan to make this rice dish, as it cooks the rice evenly, but you can use a regular frying pan instead. The lima beans I used where frozen and pre-cooked. If you can´t find them like that, you can use jarred ones, or even boil some dried ones before you get started. Make sure to use round rice, very similar to medium grain rice. For the last tip, once you add the rice into the pan, don´t mix it again, as this disrupts the way the rice cooks.
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Spanish Sunday Rice with Beyond Sausage & Vegetables
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/2 onion
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 15 green beans
- 2 beyond sausages
- 1/2 cup precooked lima beans
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
- 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth
- 1/2 tsp saffron threads
- 1 cup round rice
- pinch sea salt
- pinch black pepper
Finely mince 3 cloves of garlic, finely dice 1/2 onion, cut 15 green beans in half, finely dice 1/2 of a red bell pepper and cut 2 thawed out beyond sausages into 1/2 inch thick rounds
Heat a paella pan with a medium-high heat and add in 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, after 1 minute add the beyond sausages and mix with the olive oil, after 4 to 5 minutes remove the sausages from the pan and set aside
Using the same pan with the same heat add in the diced onions and mix with the olive oil, making sure to scrape up anything left over from the sausages, after 30 to 45 seconds add in the diced bell pepper and continue to mix, after another 2 minutes add in the green beans and continue to mix so nothing burns, 2 minutes later add in the minced garlic and cook for about 20 to 30 seconds, then add in 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix it all together, then add in 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce and lightly season with sea salt, mix it all together, as you are mixing add the cooked sausages back into the pan
1 minute after adding the tomato sauce add in 2 1/2 cups of a high-quality vegetable broth, add in 1/2 cup of cooked lima beans and pinch in 1/2 tsp of saffron threads, once it comes to a boil let it boil for an extra minute to allow the saffron to infuse, then add in 1 cup of round rice and gently mix it all around so everything is evenly distributed, after this no more mixing the rice, as it disrupts the way it cooks, but you can give the pan a quick shake once in a while
About 8 minutes after adding the rice and there is very little broth left, lower the fire to a low-medium heat and let it simmer for 3 to 4 minutes, then re-heat it back to a medium-high heat for 90 seconds to achieve the socarrat, then remove the pan from the heat and cover the pan with a dish cloth, after 5 minutes uncover the pan and serve at once, enjoy!
Get the Golden Saffron Threads that I used to make this Spanish sunday rice.
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