Vegetable Paella with Stuffed Green Olives Recipe

Vegetable Paella with Stuffed Green Olives


Crespo Olive created a simple vegetarian “paella” that you can make in the comfort of your own home. Packed full of vegetables including our Stuffed Green Olives in Brine, it is a great meat-free recipe for the whole family to enjoy.   


Prep: 15 minutes             Cook: 20-25 minutes           Serves 4



1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 red pepper, diced

250g paella rice

Large pinch saffron

½ tsp smoked paprika

227g can chopped tomatoes

800ml hot vegetable stock

75g Crespo Stuffed Green Olives in Brine, halved

400g can butter beans, drained and rinsed

150g trimmed green beans, cut into 3



Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onion and pepper for 4-5 minutes until golden.  Stir in the rice, saffron and paprika and fry for 1 minute.  Stir in the chopped tomatoes and half the stock and cook gently for about 10 minutes until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Stir in the remaining stock, olives, butter beans and green beans and cook gently for a further 10-15 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid has almost all absorbed.


Cooks tip:

For a non-vegetarian option, fry diced chicken with the onions and add cooked tiger prawns in at the end.