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In The Marley Kitchen: Veggie Paella


INGREDIENTS -2 teaspoons olive oil -8 ounces vegetarian sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces -3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded ans minced -1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, quartered -1 cup sliced yellow squash -1 cup sliced zucchini -1 cup sliced carrots -1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces -1/2 cup frozen green peas -14 -ounce can diced tomatoes

-3/4 cup sliced black olives -6 to 8 saffron threads -1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika -2 bay leaves -2 cups cooked rice -1/2 cup reduced-sodium vegetable broth -1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves -Salt and freshly ground black pepper

-lemon wedged to garnish

DIRECTIONS

-Heat oil in a large paella pan or skillet over medium-high heat. -Add soy sausage, scotch bonnet pepper and garlic and cook 2 minutes.

-Add artichokes, squash, zucchini, carrots, asparagus, peas, tomatoes,saffron, paprika, and bay leaves, bring to a simmer and cook 5 minutes.

-Add rice, black olives and broth and cook for 5 minutes, until liquid is absorbed.

-Remove from heat, remove bay leaves and stir in parsley. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.

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