Vegan Mexican Inspired Rice

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Vegan Mexican Inspired Rice

Mexican Inspired Rice (Vegan!)

"What do vegans even eat? Grass or something?" I'm not even a vegan, but I have heard many people say this before. Irony is, there are millions of vegan recipes out there (that DON'T include lawn clippings). Take this Mexican Inspired Rice for example.Simple,packed with tons of flavour, and extremely delicious. Take THAT vegan-teasers!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword cuisine, dish, easy, free, inspired, leftovers, meal, mexican, mexico, recipe, recipes, vegan, veganism, vegetables, vegetarian, vegetarianism
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 200-300 g brown rice
  • olive oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • a handful of mushrooms
  • tin of black beans
  • tin of sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (substitute for cheese)
  • lime
  • avocado
  • handful of coriander


  1. Cook the rice according to packet instructions, or use some leftover rice (Left over rice actually tends to taste a little better!)

  2. Chop up your vegetables and add to a pan over medium heat with a drizzle of oil. Fry until softened.
  3. Add in the cooked rice, black beans, sweetcorn, tomato puree, spices and nutritional yeast and mix together.
  4. Add in a splash of water, stir and cook until heated through.

  5. Serve with more nutritional yeast, lime juice, avocado and coriander.
  6. Bon appetit!

Recipe Notes

  • I used red peppers and mushrooms as an example in this recipe, but use whatever vegetables you have leftover in the fridge, as well as the beans you have sitting in your cupboard.
  • Works best with leftover rice.


















































































































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