Earthly Eating

This month’s Earthly Eating recipe is a quick, easy, and healthy Paella Primavera recommended by the EWT’s Graphic Designer, Suzette Britz

Paella Primavera

Paella Primavera. Source:

Servings: 6

Preparation time: 30 min


  • 2 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 1 tsp. crumbled saffron threads
  • 1 cup short-grain white rice, such as Valencia
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen baby peas
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 12 pitted green olives, halved
  • 12 pitted black olives, halved, optional
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bell pepper and green onions; cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in broth, garlic, and saffron; bring to a boil.
  3. Sprinkle rice over ingredients, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle broccoli, peas, tomatoes, and olives over rice. Cover, and cook paella for 8 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  5. Remove from heat and let rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Season 
with salt and pepper, if desired.
  6. To serve, spoon paella into six bowls and garnish each with lemon wedges and parsley.

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