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Moroccan Red Rice Paella [Vegan]

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In this recipe, ruby-red rice is transformed into a Moroccan-inspired paella. Saffron, smoked paprika, and cinnamon combined with fire-roasted tomatoes and roasted red peppers add the perfect touches to this savory dish. With the added artichoke hearts providing both bulk and a meaty texture, this would be the perfect meal to bring along to a pot-luck!

Moroccan Red Rice Paella [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

High Carb Vegan Vegan




  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron
  • A dash of cinnamon
  • 1 14-ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup red rice, washed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries (fruit-sweetened if possible)
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 2 roasted bell peppers, chopped
  • Artichoke hearts (optional)


  1. Heat a small amount of vegetable broth in a medium deep saucepan (fitted with lid) and bring to a boil.
  2. Add carrot, garlic, and spices and sauté for a few minutes. Add tomatoes, red rice, cranberries, and salt to the saucepan.
  3. Add the remaining vegetable broth and bring to a boil. Simmer on low with the lid on for 40 minutes.
  4. Top with roasted red pepper and artichoke hearts, if using, then return the lid, and cook for another 20 minutes. Serve immediately.





Christy Morgan has been tantalizing taste buds for years as a vegan chef, cooking instructor, food writer, and cookbook author. Her mission is to show that a whole foods vegan diet can be delicious, easy and will bring more energy and bliss into your life! Christy became obsessed with fitness post-30 and is now a NASM certified personal trainer and yoga teacher spreading the message that you can be strong & thrive on a plant-based diet. She is the author of Blissful Bites: Plant-based Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet and the founder and creator of Blissed Out Retreats. She can show you how to reach all your health and fitness goals to reach optimal health!



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One comment on “Moroccan Red Rice Paella [Vegan]”

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Pat Gibson
2 Years Ago

sounds interesting but definitely NOT paella


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