Meatless Monday: Butter bean and buckwheat paella

It's all happening this week. It's Chinese New Year today (please see 'Meatless Monday: Tofu stir fry with fennel'- and Valentine's Day at the end of this week.  This week's Meatless Monday is quick to prepare and great for sharing, ideal for a cosy dinner à deux.

Butterbean and buckwheat paella

Serves 2
You will need

1 tbsp organic olive oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1/2 green pepper, sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp tomato puree
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp smoked paprika
4 tbsp frozen peas
1 can organic butter beans
1 tsp pink salt
120g buckwheat

Rinse the buckwheat and place in a saucepan with 500ml water. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat to simmer for 20 minutes until the water is mostly absorbed. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile heat the oil and saute the onion for 3 minutes. Add the garlic, peppers, tomatoes,tomato puree, turmeric, smoked paprika and salt and continue cooking for a further 3-5 minutes, adding a little water if needed. Stir in the peas, butter beans and buckwheat and heat through.  

Happy Valentine's Day
Janet x

Recipe Copyright © 2016 40plusandalliswell

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