Super Simple Vegan Spanish Rice & Beans

Recipe by the80srule
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pour the can of tomato sauce into a liquid measuring cup. Add enough water or broth to reach a minimum of 2 CUPS if you're just making the rice and nothing else-- more like 2 1/2 cups total if you're cooking it with both the frozen veggies and beans.
  • Pour the mixture into a heavy-bottom saucepan and add a dash or two of salt. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to medium.
  • Mix in the olive oil and spices until smooth.
  • Add the rice and make sure it's covered in the liquid, then loosely cover the saucepan and let simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the rice has softened. There should be plenty of liquid in the pot for the mixed veggies and beans to absorb too, unless you're making just the rice by itself then nearly all the tomato-water mixture should've absorbed by now.
  • Remove the pot from the heat element and onto a trivet/potholder. Add rinsed and drained beans and the frozen mixed veggies to the pot, and mix well. Cover fully and let sit for about 10 minutes so they can absorb all the liquid and defrost via all the steam.
  • Fluff with a fork and serve. Makes a great burrito and enchilada filling as well as a side dish! Although with some extra greens and cheese, it's often a one-dish meal for me.
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