I created this cuban rice when I was coming up with my Vegetarian dish, inspired by Ropa Vieja. I love me some cuban food. This rice perfectly compliments the recipe I came up with for my gluten free/vegan version of Ropa Vieja.
Originally I was juts going to have it be plain yellow rice, like the restaurant I go to. But it’s just not as esthetically pleasing to the eye. Plus the more flavors the better, I think. So I decided to add carrots and a bell pepper to the mix.
If you are looking for 1 pot rice that has a punch of flavor… look no further!
- 2 cups rice
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon turmeric
- 2 carrots chopped
- 1/2 red pepper chopped
- 1 veggie bouillon cube
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or olive oil)
- Peel and chop carrots.
- Chop red pepper and dump all veggies into a large pot.
- Add rice, water, bouillon, oil, salt and turmeric.
- Turn onto medium heat.
- Once boiling turn to low until cooked.
Find the Vegetarian inspired Ropa Vieja recipe I served with this rice here.
Happy Cooking Friends!