Fall in Love with this Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe
Do you love Spanish Rice Recipes? If you do or have not tried one yet, we have one that we feel will knock your socks off. Our Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe tastes great, is easy to make, and will have you asking for another helping. A Spanish rice and beans dish is tasty and filling. This beans and rice recipe is no exception. The addition of kidney beans adds so much to this dish. Feel free to eat it as a side dish or wrap it in a tortilla. No matter which way you choose to eat this homemade Spanish Rice, it will hit the spot.
We are sure many of you have had vegetarian rice and enjoyed it but might be a bit hesitant to try a vegan rice recipe due to concerns of the taste. Rest assured, vegan food can be delicious and flavorful. We hope this recipe becomes a favorite of yours as it is a favorite of ours.
Now let’s get to the reason you are reading this recipe – How to make Spanish Rice.
Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe Ingredients
- Red Bell Pepper – ½ Pepper Chopped
- Green Bell Pepper – ½ Pepper Chopped
- Large Jalapeno – Diced
- Vegetable Broth – 2 1/3 Cups
- Garlic – 4 Cloves, Minced
- Brown Rice – 1 Cup Dry, Uncooked
- Onion – 1 Small, Chopped
- Olive Oil – 2 Tablespoons
- Crushed Tomatoes – 1 ½ Cups (Canned, or use Your Favorite Tomato Sauce)
- Kidney Beans – 1 Can or 2/3 Cups Dry Beans
Prepare – Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe
- Start by preparing the kidney beans. If using canned beans, drain, rinse, and set aside. If you are using dry beans, soak and cook as per package directions. This recipe calls for one and three-fourths cups of cooked beans. That is approximately what a can of beans yield. Since the dry beans will create more beans, if you use them, measure out one and three-fourths cups of cooked kidney beans, and set aside for this recipe.
- Now, wash, deseed, and chop half the green bell pepper. Set aside
- Repeat the process for the red bell pepper. Add to the green bell pepper.
- Next, wash and remove the stem of the large jalapeno pepper, then dice. Then, add to the pepper mixture if you would prefer a less spicy Spanish rice, use less of the jalapeno pepper.
- For this step, peel and chop the small onion and add to a blender
- Now, peel and chop the garlic and add to the blender with onion.
- Next, add one and one-half cup of crushed tomatoes or your favorite tomato sauce into the blender and well.
- To the blender, add 1/3 cup of the vegetable broth. Then, turn on low to thoroughly mix.
- To cook with a rice cooker, sauté the peppers with the two tablespoons of Olive Oil. Some rice cookers, like our Breville, allow us to sauté right in the cooker. If your rice cooker doesn’t have this feature, instead sauté in a small pan.
- Then add the tomato mixture to the rice cooker. Cook until the liquid has been mostly absorbed. This rice side dish will be a bit wet.
- If you chose not to use a rice cooker, sauté in a pan large enough to hold all the ingredients.
- Then add the tomato mixture to the large pan. Place heat on low and cook until the liquid has been mostly absorbed. This rice side dish will be a bit wet.
- Serve hot.
Like Our Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe? Then Try These Vegan Recipes
Well, we hope you enjoyed our Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe. Below are some additional vegan recipes we thought may interest you. Feel free to look around and pick the ones that speak to you.
Potato & Cabbage Casserole Recipe
This simple Potato & Cabbage Casserole Recipe works as a side or a main course. It is filling, tasty, and a great way to add cabbage to your diet. Here are some of the ingredients: Potatoes, Cabbage, Onion. Click the link above to get the full recipe.
Easy Roasted Vegetables
This Easy Roasted Vegetable Recipe is such a simple and flavorful meal that it will assuredly become part of your everyday cooking. Here are the ingredients: Fresh Carrots, Onion, Garlic, Potatoes, Olive Oil, and Italian Seasoning. Click the link above for the full recipe.
Dill Pasta Salad Recipe
One day, we had received an invite to a picnic with friends. The host had requested that each couple bring a dish to share. The task we were given was to bring a pasta salad. We have been to many of these events, and the dishes shared were generally similar in taste. Each time someone brought a pasta salad, it tasted just like the one someone else served on a different occasion. We wanted to create something a bit diverse that used one of our beloved herbs, dill. Many times, a dish must grow with changes each time it is made to enhance the recipe.
This salad has remained the same since we first put it together and brought it to our first picnic. We do hope you love this recipe as much as we do. Check out these handfuls of ingredients in this Dill Pasta Salad Recipe: Elbow Pasta, Dill, Onion, and Vegenaise. Click the link for the full recipe.
Potato & Carrot One Pot Meal
Do you know what we love about making a One Pot Meal? First, we love the lack of dirty dishes. One-pot recipes generally only require a knife for chopping, a cutting board, a spoon for stirring, and a single pot for cooking, just as the name implies. The removal of all the pots, pans, and extra utensils make this meal so attractive to us.
The Second reason we love one-pot meals is we are feed multiple times just by creating this one recipe. How wonderful is that? We prepare the recipe one time, eat it right after it’s cooked. Then bam, we have lunch and or dinner already prepped.
Here are some of the Potato & Carrot One-Pot Meal Ingredients: Yukon Gold Potatoes, Onion, and Carrots. Click the link for the entire recipe.