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Easy Mexican Rice Salad Recipe (vegan)

An easy vegan Mexican Rice Salad recipe, that you can make in 20 minutes. Full of flavours and healthy ingredients!

An easy vegan Mexican Rice Salad recipe, that you can make in 20 minutes. Full of flavours and healthy ingredients! | The Green Loot #vegan

So, what does a lazy vegan girl do on a hungry evening when she really doesn’t want to cook but still wants something healthy? Orders a salad-pizza. Well, she makes this super easy and cheap and totes yummy rice salad, of course! Yes.

This salad is something I was I knew, when I was in college. It would have totally saved me from starving and eating ramen like 3 times a day. Ughh.

But those days are gone, luckily and now I know how to make tasty, affordable meals. And guys, this rice salad is so tasty. I’ve been thinking for a long time about a “rice salad” I wanted to make. I’ve always loved pasta salad, so why not rice salad? That’s more nutritious too.

 

Rice salad is really not some genius invention. It’s been done before a thousand times. I just wanted to make something that has veggies and rice in it. So, yeah. Mexican flavors go really well with rice, I think. Especially, corn and beans.

 

Easy Mexican Rice Salad Recipe (vegan)

An easy vegan Mexican Rice Salad recipe, that you can make in 20 minutes. Full of flavours and healthy ingredients! | The Green Loot #veganI’ll admit I left out the avocado, because I’m not that big fan of avocado, but you probably shouldn’t. If you want this salad to be really “Mexican”, you should use avocado.

I recommend using a Mexican spice blend for this recipe. You can of course put the spices in individually and see what ratio is the tastiest, but ya know. Simplicity and all.

I mixed the olive oil with the Mexican Spice Blend, the Cayenne chili powder and the salt in a tiny bowl and then I poured that “sauce”on the rice. Stir it a little bit, then put the veggies in. This way, the seasoning gets on all of the rice more evenly.

I put some parsley on top of my bowl, just because I like it more, than cilantro.

Easy Mexican Rice Salad Recipe (vegan)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

An easy vegan Mexican Rice Salad recipe, that you can make in 20 minutes. Full of flavours and healthy ingredients!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican, vegan
Servings: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 cup rice uncooked
  • 1 can beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 big bell pepper chopped
  • 5 tbsp shallots chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp Mexican spice blend
  • 1 tsp Cayenne chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice.

  2. Mix in all of the ingredients and put in a big bowl.

  3. Garnish the salad with cilantro and/or an avocado.

  4. Enjoy!

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