Vegan Spanish Rice: SOS-Free. Gluten Free (Instant Pot)

Vegan Spanish Rice: SOS-Free, Gluten-Free (Instant Pot)

This delicious vegan Spanish rice recipe is free of salt, oil, sugar, and gluten and is so simple to make in the Instant Pot!  Enjoy making an easy side dish for your family with this tasty recipe! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Tiime 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 225kcal
Author Dr. Julie Jack


  • 1 3/4 cup no-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes (no salt added) include the juice
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Set the Instant Pot to "Saute".  Saute the onions and garlic for 5 to 10 minutes.  
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in the Instant Pot.  Set the top knob to "Sealing".  Then press "Manual".  Set the pressure to "High".  Then set the time for 20 minutes. 
  • After the rice is finished cooking and the Instant Pot beeps, allow the pressure to release naturally for approximately 10 minutes. 
  • Release the remaining pressure by turning the top knob to "Venting".  Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.  


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6.5g | Vitamin A: 1550IU | Vitamin C: 94.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.4mg