Quick Quinoa Paella (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)


Yet another creative quinoa masterpiece from the Speed Vegan.  Non-vegans may choose to add some shrimp, seafood, and/or sausage for an ever so slightly more authentic paella.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves or garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • pinch saffron
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup light beer
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • lemon wedges


1. in a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.

2. add onion and bell peppers. cook for 4-6 minutes or until the onion is translucent.

3. add the garlic, paprika, and saffron. simmer for 2 more minutes.

4. stir in the quinoa, stock and beer and bring to a boil. season with salt and pepper.

5. lower heat to medium and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.

6. to serve, decorate with lemon wedges.



About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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