Easy & Flavorful Slow Cooker Rice And Beans

May 4, 2020
Look no further for a yummy go-to crockpot recipe. Lately I've been loving simply slow-cooking flavorful herbs and rice. It's easy to prepare and you can put your own twist with your favorite grains and beans. This is a meal that will stick to your ribs with absolutely no butter or cream. You can make it a complete meal by placing frozen vegetables (or fresh if you have them) to steam on top when the rice is nearly done. Best of all, you probably have these items on hand already.

Easy & Flavorful Slow Cooker Rice And Beans

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  • 1 cup Brown Rice
  • 1 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can Red Beans
  • 1 cup Corn
  • 2 2/3 cups Vegetable broth (can use stock cubes)
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 3 tsp Thyme
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 cups Frozen Vegetables
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1. Place the onion, red beans, corn, broth, cumin, paprika, thyme, and bay leaf in the slow cooker. Set this to cook for 3 hours.

2. Add the brown rice, stirring it in gradually. Set this to cook for 1 hour. I cooked my brown rice for a total of 2 hours, since there is one more hour included in step 3. Please note that this might depend on the type of rice you use—white rice will only need one hour in total.

3. Add the frozen vegetables. Set this to cook for 1 more hour. The vegetables will get nice and tender, absorbing the flavors. To serve, simply plate it up then add salt and pepper to taste. Couldn’t be simpler!

If you would like to cook the rice separately, half the amount of broth. Enjoy! 🙂

Also see: Vegan Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew and Dumplings

Vegan Sesame Ginger Stir Fried Noodles with Vegetables

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Debbie was born in Malaysia and grew up in New Zealand. She loves writing, musicals, and living a plant based life. A digital marketer by day, she is also passionate about visual storytelling. She hopes to show that living a more sustainable and compassionate lifestyle can be simple and fun! Debbie has volunteered for social and environmental causes over the years, and interviewed Dr Jane Goodall on her 2018 world tour. Visit her Instagram @debbietan96 for snaps of delicious food and plants, and YouTube for music.


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