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Vegan Mexican Rice Recipe

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Vegan Mexican Rice Recipe
Mexican rice is a traditional Mexican food dish that is very easy to prepare. First, the rice is lightly toasted with garlic, onions and other spices, then slowly simmered with tomatoes. This easy Mexican rice recipe uses vegetable broth, making it both vegetarian and vegan. Use water or a homemade vegetable broth to keep this rice recipe completely gluten-free.

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  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups white rice
  • 3 cups diced or pureed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water or vegetable broth


Sautee the onions and garlic in the olive oil for 3 to 5 minutes, until onions are soft.

Add the ginger, coriander, cloves and pepper and stir to combine.

Add the rice and stir to coat.

Add the tomatoes, salt and water or vegetable broth and stir to combine. Cover and simmer over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed and rice is done cooking.

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 5 out of 5
This is great vegetarian mexican rice, Member njghostgirl

I made this twice. I don't add the coriander, cloves or ginger. I also sauteed the onions for longer and then added diced carrots and sauteed them for another ten minutes as well. I then simmer the whole thing for about an hour too, and add frozen corn and peas at the end. My family loves it. For those who think it is a little plain, you do have to remember that traditional mexican rice is always made with chicken stock and chicken fat, so it IS going to taste different.

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