Top the Trizzle leaderboard by 5 p.m. Friday to win a $100 gift card! Learn more




Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!


AARP Real Possibilities



AARP Games - Play Now!
Car buying made easy with the AARP Auto Buying Program

Contests and

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

most popular


Vegetarian Paella

A colorful meal

Vegetarian Paella

— Marisa Zanganeh

En español

6 servings


  • ½ teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and cut into ¾-inch chunks
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 medium yellow pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 medium red pepper, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups short grain rice
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ pound fresh tomatoes, peeled and seedless, and diced
  • 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, cut into chunks
  • 5 ounces frozen baby green peas



  1. Steep saffron in 3 tablespoons hot water.

  2. Sprinkle eggplant with salt, leave to drain in colander for 20 minutes, then rinse and dry.

  3. In a large deep sauté pan, heat olive oil and sauté onions, garlic, peppers and eggplant for about 5 minutes. Add paprika and stir. Mix in rice then add stock, tomatoes, saffron and salt to taste. Bring to a boil; simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the water has evaporated.

  4. Add mushrooms and peas. Lower heat and cook an additional 10 minutes until liquid is absorbed, fluffing rice with a fork as needed. Serve.


Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Pepperoni Pizza, Papa Johns Superbowl promotion for AARP members

Members receive 25% off regular price menu items at Papa John's

Outback Steak

Members save 15% Mon-Thurs & during weekend lunch at Outback Steakhouse.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.