Slow Cooker Spanish Rice
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours in slow cooker

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) uncooked brown rice
  • 4 - cup(s) water
  • 2 - cup(s) frozen chopped onion
  • 2 - cup(s) frozen chopped green peppers
  • 1 - tsp minced garlic
  • 2 - tsp chili powder
  • 2 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp dried oregano
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • Side: - avocado(s)**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place the brown rice and water into the base of the slow cooker. Stir in the chopped onion, chopped green peppers, minced garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, oregano and salt and pepper in with the rice. Pour the diced tomatoes with juices on top.
  2. Set on low and cook for 2 to 3 hours. Fluff with a fork before serving.
  3. Prepare veggies and slice the avocado.
  4. Serve Slow Cooker Spanish Rice with veggies and sliced avocado.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb. uncooked brown rice
  • 2 cups frozen chopped onion
  • 2 cups frozen chopped green peppers
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • Note: Do NOT add water or diced tomatoes to freezer bag.

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker, adding 4 cups of water and diced tomatoes on top, then cooking on low for 2 to 3 hours.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Spanish Rice

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add contents to slow cooker, then pour in 4 cups water, top with diced tomatoes, and slow cook on low for 2 to 3 hours.
Serve with veggies and sliced avocado.

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