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Vegan Red Beans and Rice

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2
  • Category: Entrées, Sides & Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, American-Inspired

Vegan red beans and rice, made in just 25 minutes, using simple ingredients. This plant-based version is healthier, so nutritious and extremely delicious.

Vegan Red Beans and Rice. - Vegan red beans and rice, made in just 25 minutes, using simple ingredients. This plant-based version is healthier, so nutritious and extremely delicious. #vegan #glutenfree #simpleveganblog
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice (100 g), we used short grain white rice
  • 2 cloves of garlic, sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Dash of salt
  • Dash of cayenne flakes (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 and 1/4 cups canned red or kidney beans (14 oz or 400 g), drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or water (250 ml)

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Heat some oil, vegetable stock or water in a large pot, add the veggies (garlic, onion and green bell pepper) and cook over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Add the spices and herbs (thyme, paprika, pepper, salt, cayenne and bay leaf).
  4. Finally, add the beans and vegetable stock or water, stir and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes. To make the stew thicker, I usually mash some beans using an immersion blender, but feel free to use a fork or a potato masher or just omit this step.
  5. Serve the beans with the rice immediately. We added some chopped fresh parsley on top, but it’s up to you. Feel free to add some hot sauce as well.
  6. Keep leftovers in a sealed container for 4-5 days in the fridge.

Notes

  • This recipe is usually made with celery, but I’m not a huge celery fan, so I prefer my red beans and rice this way. Feel free to add 1-2 celery sticks if you like it.
  • The classic red beans and rice recipe is made with meat. Feel free to use vegan sausages or any other meat alternative if you want.
  • Nutritional info is not accurate. The amount of sodium is lower if you drain and rinse well the beans.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
  • Calories: 402
  • Sugar: 5.1 g
  • Sodium: 1129 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.2 g
  • Fiber: 16.7 g
  • Protein: 16.2 g