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About this recipe: Traditional versions of this Mediterranean red rice dish begin with fatty sausage. This vegetarian version makes a very colourful and satisfying dish.
*Add 250g (9oz) frozen peas in step 3 during the last 8 minutes of cooking.
*Although not traditional, you could make Spanish rice with brown rice instead of the white, and greatly boost both the nuttiness of the dish and its nutritional value. In step 3, cover and cook brown rice for 40–50 minutes or until tender.
Tomato juice is an excellent liquid to cook with. It adds flavour and colour to your dishes, as well as helping to minimise fattier additions like butter or oil. Best of all, it is rich in nutrients that are great for blood pressure and the heart, such as beta-carotene, lycopene and vitamin C.