This one pot vegetable rice with bell pepper and peas is ready in only 20 minutes. It’s super healthy and so yummy! You can either eat it just by itself or it also makes a great side dish!
Oh, how I love one pot meals! I mean how easy is it to just cook everything in the same pot and have a delicious, satisfying, and healthy meal in no time? Aaaand you also get less dishes this way. Haha! Our apartment doesn’t have a dish washer, so I’m always happy to use less dishes. I mean it’s less work, which is always good, isn’t it?
This one pot vegetable rice with bell pepper and peas is one of my favorites! I’ve made it so many times! It’s actually very similar to djuvec rice, which is super popular in Bosnia and Croatia. It’s usually served as a side dish along with grilled meat. But it’s also amazing just by itself! And in my version, I added vegan chorizo chunks, which makes it even better and gives it a spicy touch.
Djuvec rice is actually a bit similar to Mexican dirty rice. But instead of black beans it calls for peas. And it’s not made with tomatoes, but ajvar. Ajvar is a condiment made from bell peppers, eggplant, garlic, and chili peppers. It’s an Eastern European staple and you can find it in well-sorted supermarkets or of course online. If you happen to have an Eastern European supermarket in your area, this would of course also be the place to get it.
What you need for this one pot vegetable rice:
You only need very few ingredients for this vegan vegetable rice with bell pepper and peas. And the recipe is SO easy!
- parboiled rice
- red bell pepper
- green onions
- paprika powder
- vegetable broth
- vegan chorizo (optional)
- salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes
As always, you will find the full ingredient list and the recipe instructions in a separate recipe box underneath the text section.
I hope you like this vegetable rice as much as we do around here! If you’re looking for more vegan one pot meals, you might also like my vegan one pot pasta with coconut milk and red curry paste. Or what about one pot spaghetti with vegetables?
Have a great Sunday, everyone!
Sina – xx