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All Recipes, Main Dishes / September 13, 2021

Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables | Easy Recipe & Packed with Flavor

This Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables, known in Spain as Arroz al Horno con Verduras, is packed with flavors, easy to make and it´s all done in about 45 minutes. The perfect dish for any occasion.

Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables
My favorite part about this recipe, is that it´s one of those dishes where it´s a complete meal in one pan. But the real kicker is the texture of the rice. When you bake it instead of cooking it in the stove top, you get a flufflier grain of rice.

Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables
What flavors this dish is the sweet smoked Spanish paprika and the saffron. The combination of these spices really give this dish that authentic Spanish goodness. I also used vegetable broth instead of water. This adds a beautiful depth of flavors to the over-all dish.

Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: I used an oven-proof fry pan. If you don´t have one, just add everything into a casserole dish and use that to bake your rice. For the chickpeas, I used jarred chickpeas (same thing as the canned ones). Important to rinse them under cold water before adding them to the pan. That way the chickpeas absorb all the flavors.

Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables

Course Main Course
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 677 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth 590 ml
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 grams
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 2.30 grams
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce 115 grams
  • 1 cup uncooked round rice 220 grams
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas 170 grams
  • 1/3 cup black olives 70 grams
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Add 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth into a sauce pan, along with 1/4 tsp saffron threads and heat with a medium-high heat

  2. At the same time, heat a large oven-proof fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, after 2 minutes add in 1/2 onion finely diced, 1/2 red & 1/2 yellow bell pepper finely chopped and 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix with the olive oil

  3. After 5 to 6 minutes and the vegetables are lightly sauteed, add in 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika and quickly mix together, then add 1/2 cup tomato sauce and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, or until thickened, then add in 1 cup uncooked round rice, 1 cup cooked chickpeas, 1/3 cup thinly sliced black pitted olives and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together until well combined, then add the hot vegetable broth into the pan, turn off the heat and mix together, top off with a head of garlic in the middle of the pan

  4. Add into a preheated oven, 210 C - 410 F, after 20 minutes and all the broth has been absorbed by the rice, remove the pan from the heat, garnish with lemon wedges and finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Baked Rice with Vegetables
Amount Per Serving
Calories 677 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Sodium 2082mg91%
Potassium 676mg19%
Carbohydrates 112g37%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 2478IU50%
Vitamin C 105mg127%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Marin

    5 stars
    What a stunner of a dish! So easy to prepare & the flavour is just perfect. Not a gluggy grain of rice in sight. Thank you for all the time & effort you put into your recipes & videos!

    25 . Feb . 2022
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Marin 🙂 Much love

      25 . Feb . 2022
  2. Loretta

    5 stars
    I have made this several times now. Told my friends I was bringing a beans and rice dish to a potluck and they were blown away. I told them all about Spain on A Fork!!!

    25 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      26 . Sep . 2021
  3. Andy

    This recipe looks amazing and I’m so glad I found this site. Is the garlic in the center not trimmed/peeled, and just there for decoration?

    22 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      It´s meant to be eaten, you can spread over a baguette or eat the cloves as you eat the rice 🙂 much love

      23 . Sep . 2021
  4. Gisela Kistner

    Looking forward to making this dish. My husband & I totally enjoyed your best garbanzo stew recipe. Reminded us so much of our years in España.

    18 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      21 . Sep . 2021
  5. Charles Pascual

    5 stars
    Made this last night. As easy to make as it appears in your video. A delicious dish we shall make again (my wife wishes you had a feature to allow us to mark recipes as “favorites” to make them easier to find for the next time). This is the second of your “cook and serve in one pan” recipes we’ve made in the past week – we like that – cleaning up is a snap.

    14 . Sep . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      17 . Sep . 2021

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