I always wanted to make my own Spanish rice (or rice and beans mix) but was usually turned off by using meat-based ingredients and/or the recipe being too time-consuming. Hence I came up with this easy dish that also happens to be healthy and vegan! This recipe is not labor-intensive at all, and what's fun and makes for minimal cleanup is that you can pretty much mix everything right in the pot! I like this spice mix but for ultimate laziness, use 2-3 teaspoons taco seasoning or premade Mexican seasoning instead! The usage of frozen mixed veggies comes from my favorite local Mexican joint using that kind in their rice. You can use any kind of rice here, but I use brown so I posted as such, other rices don't take as long to cook. Broth also makes a nice sub for the water to give a deeper flavor. Can also use any kind of beans you want, I prefer black beans or red kidney beans.