Chickpea paella with artichoke hearts, bell pepper, and tomatoes

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Chickpea paella with artichoke hearts, bell pepper, and tomatoes

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free

2 Servings, 430 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

From its colorful mixture of ingredients to its careful preparation, paella is the history of Spain on a plate. Our plant-based version uses short-grain arborio rice, along with juicy tomatoes, tender artichoke hearts, and creamy chickpeas. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1 organic red or other bell pepper
  • 6 ounces organic grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • ⅓ cup cooked quartered artichoke hearts
  • Sun Basket paella spice blend (granulated garlic - onion powder - sweet smoked paprika - turmeric)
  • ½ cup arborio rice
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ cup organic peas
  • 1 ounce pitted Castelvetrano olives
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 430, Protein: 13g (26% DV), Fiber: 14g (56% DV), Total Fat: 11g (17% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 1g (5% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 660mg (28% DV), Carbohydrates: 73g (24% DV), Total Sugars: 9g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Prep the vegetables

  • Remove the stem, ribs, and seeds from the bell pepper; cut the pepper into 1-inch-wide strips.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half.
  • Rinse the chickpeas.

2

Start the paella

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the bell pepper, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown and soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the tomatoes, artichokes, paella spice blend, and rice, season with salt and pepper, and cook without stirring until the rice is slightly translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. 

Add the vegetable broth and either ½ cup [1½ cups] water and ½ cup white wine (from your pantry) or a total of 1 cup [2 cups] water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook without stirring until the rice is almost tender, 20 to 25 minutes. 

3

Finish the paella

To the pan with the rice, gently stir in the chickpeas and peas, then cook uncovered, without stirring, until the rice is tender, most of the liquid is absorbed, and the chickpeas and peas are heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. When the paella is almost done, prepare the garnishes.

4

Prep the garnishes

  • Cut the olives in half, checking for any pits.
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.

Serve

Transfer the paella to individual bowls, garnish with the olives and parsley, and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Rinse the chickpeas. 
  • Measure the water for the paella. 
  • Strip the parsley leaves. 
  • Garnish the paella.