Vegetarian Paella

Total Time
5 mins
24 mins

A quick-to-make yet elegant dish fit for company from Prevention's The Healthy Cook Cookbook and submitted for Zaar World Tour II.

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté onions and garlic for one minute; add water, salt, and saffron and bring to boil; stir in rice and carrots; return to boil then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until rice is tender.
  2. Add peas, garbanzo beans, and red peppers to pan and replace lid; simmer for another 2 minutes or until liquid has been absorbed; remove from heat and stir to fluff up rice and distribute the vegetables; season with fresh-ground black pepper and serve.