This Chard Paella vegetarian recipe is made with Natural ArtiHearts™ and Chard for a delightful and flavorful Paella for your family. 

This Spanish paella recipe is taken to the next level by adding Monterey Farms fresh tasting Natural ArtiHearts™.

If you are looking for a recipe for paella and want to impress your friends, try this Chard Paella with Artihearts.  It is considered one of the best paella recipes as the artichokes fresh taste and crunchy texture add a flavorful dimension and crunch to the dish.  

Artichoke paella is a great choice for your next family gathering.

Artichoke and Chard Paella Recipe

Natural Artichoke Heart and Chard Paella

Inspired by a recipe from the North Central region of Spain, this Natural ArtiHeart™ and Chard Paella is easy and quick to make. Peas and beans are classic ingredients while chard gives is a healthy summery touch.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish


  • ½ cup water
  • 12 saffron threads
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 pkg Monterey Farms Natural ArtiHearts™
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • cups Arborio rice
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock, unsalted
  • 2 cups chopped chard
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp Spanish paprika
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 can cooked cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup fresh shelled peas or frozen


  • Bring water to boil in a small saucepan. Add saffron, cover and remove from heat. Let steep 10 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a paella pan or a large shallow sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, garlic and onion and sauté 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low.
  • Add rice and stir to coat each grain with olive oil. Add chicken stock, chard and tomatoes and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add saffron water, paprika and salt to taste. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 minutes.
  • Gently mix peas and cannellini beans and Natural ArtiHearts™ into rice, cover and continue cooking until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender but slightly al dente with a golden, crusty on the bottom, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, let rest 5 to 10 minutes, and serve.

Monterey Farms hopes you enjoy this Chard Paella with Artihearts™

More Recipes Using Natural ArtiHearts™

Monterey Farms offers flavorful, fresh-tasting artichoke hearts, harvested from the local fields on the Central Coast of California. Our hands-on process trims the artichokes down to their heart then packages them without excess oils or brine. Our ArtiHearts™ are all-natural and convenient to use; guaranteed to turn your next meal into a culinary delight!