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All Recipes, Main Dishes / May 15, 2018

Oven Baked Spanish Rice – Arroz al Horno Vegan Recipe

– Oven Baked Spanish Rice – Arroz al Horno Vegan Recipe –

Growing up my mother always made Oven Baked Spanish Rice (known as Arroz al Horno in Spain), I liked it, but didn´t love it (don´t tell my mom 🙂 ), seriously, the reason why it wasn´t my favorite dish was the all the meat it had, specially the morcilla (blood sausage) it just gave it a weird flavor. So, I decided to give this dish a try my way, here I introduce to you an Oven Baked Spanish Rice without blood sausage, or any other meat for that matter. Now, before you go running to the hills because this recipe is vegan, my Oven Baked Spanish Rice heavily rivals with the original, and with one taste you will absolutely fall in love with this dish. To make this recipe I used this Paella Pan or you can use a cast iron skillet. VERY IMPORTANT: you have to use a pan that is oven-proof, stainless steel paella pans cannot be be used for this recipe, they are not oven-proof.

Easy to Make and Loaded with Spanish Flavor

Now, just because I turned this classic dish into a vegan dish does not mean it´s not loaded with Spanish flavor. The secret to giving this dish, or any other dish in that matter a Spanish flavor is Smoked paprika and saffron. I did use a vegetarian Spanish chorizo to make this recipe, which is optional, but it does give a huge boost of flavor, if that is not your thing you can just omit it, and if you´re a meat eater replace it with regular Spanish chorizo . Check out the video below on how to make this Oven Baked Spanish Rice or print out the recipe card below. Salud!

Watch the Video Below on How to Make this Oven Baked Spanish Rice – Arroz al Horno Vegan Recipe

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  1. Brian Conrad

    This week I have tried your Chorizo and potato stew and it was delicious, today I will try your recipe for Arroz al Horno, really looking forward to it, have tried more of your dishes and loved them all
    Thank you

    19 . Mar . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that Brian! Much love 🙂

      20 . Mar . 2022
  2. Laura

    Hello/ Hola! Two days ago I made EASY TO MAKE SMOKY SEAFOOD PAELLA WITH SHRIMP & SCALLOPS for my family of 3 and we all wanted more after it was gone. Following your recipe in a 12” paella pan was easy and the meal was delicious. Tonight I am hoping to double this recipe in a larger 15” paella pan. Do you think this will work if I doubled the ingredients? Are there other changes you would recommend? Thanks!

    11 . Nov . 2020
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes, using a 15-inch paella pan you will perfect doubling up the recipe 🙂 much love

      12 . Nov . 2020
  3. Emma - Bake Then Eat

    I am not running for the hills, I love the fact that you made this vegan-friendly. I love Spanish flavours but a lot of Spanish dishes do have meat in them which is a shame for a long time vegetarian like me.

    15 . May . 2018
    • Spain on a Fork

      I´m glad you can appreciate this dish Emma, thanks for the comment 🙂

      17 . May . 2018

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