This vegan spin on a classic Mexican red rice recipe has become a favorite in my home. It’s one of the most popular recipes ever published by our friends at Plant Based on a Budget, and for good reason! It’s easy to make using simple everyday ingredients, plus it’s fast, budget-friendly, super-delicious, filling, and cruelty free!
Vegan Mexican Rice Ingredients
- 1 cup medium grain rice
- 8oz can of tomato sauce
- 1/4 diced yellow onion
- 2-3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat vegetable oil in a medium sized pan.
- Add onion and garlic and let cook until onions become translucent.
- Add the uncooked rice and fry for a few minutes until golden.
- Add tomato sauce and two cups of water, then stir with salt and pepper (about a teaspoon of each).
- Bring water to a boil, cover the pan with a lid and bring down heat to a medium-low temperature. Let it sit for 20-or-so minutes at medium-low heat (without removing the lid) until the liquid has completely absorbed.
- Remove the lid and serve!
It’s as simple as that! You’re going to love this easy and affordable one-pan rice dish. This entire dish (which has several generous servings) can be made for about $2, especially if you shop in bulk. Many thanks to Toni Okamoto from Vegan Outreach for sharing this veganized family recipe!