easy spanish rice
Easy Spanish Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Not only is this version vegan, fat-free, AND much healthier, it’s all super easy! No muss no fuss. Just dump all the ingredients into a Rice Cooker and press go. Can’t be any easier than that!
Course: Pasta &amp, Rice
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6
Author: Brand New Vegan
  • 2 cups Rice
  • 1 3/4 cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 1 3/4 cups Water
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes (15oz)
  • 1 small Red Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 1 can Chopped Green Chiles (4oz)
  • 3 Tbs Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  1. Place 2 cups of your favorite rice into a rice cooker.
  2. Add the tomatoes, chopped onion, bell pepper, and chiles
  3. Add the tomatoes and the juice.
  4. Add the spices
  5. Slowly add the broth and water.
  6. Give it a quick stir to combine the spices, add the lid and press GO!
Recipe Notes

After about 40 minutes or so you’re rice cooker should switch over to ‘warm’ (mine does anyway), carefully remove the lid and fluff with a fork.

If you’re feeling adventurous – instead of a can of tomatoes and chiles, you can try a can of Rotel – but it will be a tad bit spicier. The little ones may not be able to eat it. Also I think Rotel comes in a 10oz cans so you may need to adjust your liquid accordingly.

I’ve made this with white rice and it seemed a bit ‘soupy‘ when it was done, but after a quick fluff and stir, the moisture was absorbed and it turned out great!