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Vegan Spanish Rice and Beans | Spanish Veg Dishes

Indulge in the delectable flavors of Vegan Spanish Rice and Beans, a healthy and vegan dish perfect for any occasion.

Vegan Spanish Rice and Beans | Spanish Veg Dishes

Vegan Spanish Rice and Beans | Spanish Veg Dishes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 cup long-grain rice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)


  • Take a large skillet and heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions and garlic. Cook until turns translucent.
  • Stir in the bell pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Then add rice to the skillet and stir continuously to combine.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and cover. 
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the rice is almost tender.
  • Mix in the diced tomatoes, black beans, smoked paprika, cumin, and coriander.
  • Continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes or until the rice is cooked through, and make sure that most of the liquid is absorbed.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve in bowls, garnished with fresh cilantro.


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Any of these dishes can complement the Vegan Spanish Rice and Beans flavors and create a comprehensive and satisfying Spanish-themed vegan meal. Enjoy your culinary journey through Spain!

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