Vegan Spanish Rice

Spanish rice is easily our 4 year old’s favorite side dish. So, we have been working on perfecting this vegan Spanish rice recipe for him. Now, we realize there are lots of different ways to prepare this delicious side dish. Every Mexican restaurant we visit has very different rice. Some we absolutely salivate for and others well – eh not so much.


This version actually surprised us. We kept coming up with rice that had an over powering tomato taste. So, we decided to play around with adding some fun pantry spices. While tasting this version, our oldest son happily said “yay, this is the one I love the most.” We also agree, and hope you do too!


The measurements and recipe specifics can be found in the recipe card below.


Vegan Spanish Rice Ingredients

  1. Spices: garlic (fresh and powder), salt, parsley, thyme, paprika, basil, onion powder, cumin

  2. Key Elements: white basmati rice, tomato sauce

  3. The Other Stuff: avocado oil


Prep & Cook

  1. Mince the garlic

  2. In a bowl: mix water, tomato sauce and all spices together

  3. In a large saucepan, add the oil and uncooked rice

  4. Heat until rice is golden brown, then add in the bowl mixture

  5. Simmer for 30-40 minutes


Vegan Spanish Rice Recipe


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