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Rice Cooker Yellow Rice Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This rice cooker yellow rice recipe is a bright and satisfying side dish made with rice, fresh vegetables, & spices that cooks in the rice cooker!  This all purpose rice pilaf side dish is great with any kind of entree.  And it’s vegan, gluten free, and made in one pot.
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This rice cooker yellow rice recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal. It’s easy, convenient, delicious, and goes great with just about anything.  I love serving it with our Vegan Shawarma Bowls or Sheet Pan Fajitas. And I love that it cooks all in one pot for a convenient side dish. I just made this recipe last week for shawarma night and it was a huge hit on out homestead. This recipe is loosely (and I mean loosely) based on yellow Spanish rice – but it goes great with a variety of cuisines. Plus I used frozen veggies- corn, peas, and bell peppers- in the mix for the easiest (aka laziest) side dish ever. Add everything to the rice cooker, stir, and cook… and you side dish is served!

This Yellow Rice in the Rice Cooker Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Perfectly Spiced
  • Satisfying
  • Versatile
  • Loaded with veggies
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and Vegetarian

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One Pot Rice Recipes For the Win!

This vegan yellow rice recipe is the perfect one-pot lunch or dinner!  I love a good One Pot Meal, especially during these summer months when I don’t want a lot of burners going at once. Cooking everything in one pot is one of my favorite ways to get a meal on the table fast!  And one pot makes cleaning up a breeze. The rice cooker does all the work for you, so you can focus on other kitchen prep while the food cooks. One Pot meals are awesome for breakfast, lunch, or dinner – check out my link here to see other healthy one pot meals that are ready in no time!

What’s In This Rice Cooker Yellow Rice?

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 Frozen Veggie Recipes For the Win!

I used a few frozen veggies for this recipe instead of  fresh produce. Frozen produce is a great option for finding fresh and flavorful vegetables in the off season. By using freezer ingredients, I can stock up when they are on sale, and use them in all kinds of great dishes. It saves me a trip to the store, and I can add amazing veggies right into the recipe. Frozen vegetables are often picked at peak ripeness, so they are a much better option than canned.  Check out all my recipes that use Freezer Ingredients on The Herbeevore – great for those nights when you want dinner ready fast! And check out my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples for long-lasting staples that I always keep on hand.

How Do I Make Yellow Rice in the Rice Cooker?

  • Add all ingredients to a rice cooker, and stir well to combine.
  • Set cook time for normal mode or 35 minutes for manual mode.
  • Once rice has finished cooking, fluff with a fork and serve.

What’s The Best Rice Cooker to Buy?

We have this fantastic Hamilton Beach rice cooker that has lasted us years and years, so I gotta say I’ve been very happy with it! It gets weekly use, and is great for cooking rice, lentils, and quinoa in the rice cooker.  But I’d love to upgrade to this Zojirushi model eventually, it’s THE Cadillac of rice cookers. Our family has it, and it is one fantastic rice cooker. And it has a great feature which keeps the rice warm on the counter, so you can enjoy it all day.

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Serve this Vegetarian and Gluten Free Yellow Rice Recipe With:

Plant Based Shawarma Bowl Recipe (High Protein, Gluten Free)

Gluten and Dairy Free Butter Chicken Recipe (High Protein)

Tofu Tikka Masala (Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Low Sodium)

Sheet Pan Fajitas Veggies w/ Avocado Lime Crema (Vegan, Paleo, Whole30, GF)

& read through my Top 125 Vegan Pantry Staple Ingredients & Recipes that I stock my pantry with!

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Get the Same Ingredients I Use for My Rice Cooker Yellow Rice Recipe!

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Rice Cooker Yellow Rice

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This rice cooker yellow rice recipe is a bright and satisfying side dish made with rice, fresh vegetables, & spices that cooks in the rice cooker!  This all purpose rice pilaf side dish is great as a Spanish rice without saffron to serve alongside your Taco Tuesday, or a delicious Greek yellow rice to serve with gyros or pita plates.  And it's vegan, gluten free, and made in one pot.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 191 kcal

Equipment

  • Rice Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Adobo spice to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a rice cooker, and stir well to combine.
  • Set cook time for normal mode or 35 minutes for manual mode.
  • Once rice has finished cooking, fluff with a fork and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 156mgPotassium: 130mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 460IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
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