I found some Saffron Threads on sale at Whole Foods and decided to try and make some Paella. I searched for recipes online and came across one from LovingItVegan.com.
I love vegetables so I decided to make some alterations and additions to the original recipe. It is important to use Paella Rice, which I found at Whole Foods Market.
Feel free to add your own choice of vegetables, creativity is always a good thing!
My husband loves artichokes but when I told him my idea for this recipe he seemed less-than-excited. That is, however, until he tasted it.
I served the pasta on top of pan-grilled romaine leaves but any green would work. It is also good hot or cold and makes a great main or side dish.
Make sure that you use artichoke hearts in water, not oil.
I remember first experiencing Forbidden Rice about 10 years ago while on a business trip for to San Luis Obispo, California. I could not believe how good it tasted and have added this yummy and healthy organic rice variety to my shopping list.
Recently the company, Lotus Foods, introduced their Forbidden Rice Noodles and they are a wonderful addition to dishes that best are complemented with a nutty-tasting base.
Even though the weather in Southern California has been unseasonably HOT this week, I just pumped up the AC and came up with this comfort-food specialty!