Inspiring vegetarian recipes
Try our vibrant veggie dishes, from meat-free lasagne to vegetable curry and vegetarian chilli
Cook the onion and celery in the oil in a casserole over a medium-high heat for 10 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and bay leaves, and cook until the garlic is translucent. Stir in the paprika, chilli flakes, fresh tomatoes and a generous amount of seasoning. Add the tinned tomatoes and sugar with 1.5 litres of cold water, then stir and cover with a lid. After the liquid begins to simmer, reduce to a medium heat and allow to gently simmer for 45 minutes.
Next add the rice, stir once and leave to cook for 15 minutes with the lid on. Adjust the seasoning, then add the mussels, stir well and cover with a lid again. Cook for 10 minutes or until all of the mussels have opened (discard any that haven’t). Adjust the liquid volume by adding a little more justboiled water if it seems a little dry, then add the prawns. Cook for 2 minutes with a lid on and then stir in the chopped oregano, parsley and butter, and serve in shallow bowls.