Tofu with Spanish Rice and Beans – #glutenfree #vegan

This dish involves smoked paprika.  Have you ever tried smoked paprika?  I actually won this at a dinner that I attended at Whole Foods Market.  I was lucky enough to participate on the “Moms” customer advisory panel for an entire year.  During that time, the store graciously provided a special Valentines dinner for us! We played a few games and I won this smoked paprika.  I wasn’t all that thrilled that I won a jar of spices, however I take that all back now! :)  I probably never in a million years would have purchased this product either, but I can tell you that I can’t live without it now.  Never judge a spice by its jar :) It brings such a full deep taste to foods!  I love it with beans, rice, eggs, you name it; it helps the flavor!  I encourage you to try some, if your store carries it!  Its worth it! We adapted this recipe from here.

Tofu with Spanish Rice and Beans – #glutenfree #vegan


  • 1 package of extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (you pick the color)
  • 3 cups of cooked rice (you pick your favorite kind of rice)
  • 1.5 cups of tomatoes (I prefer fresh romas)
  • 1.5 cups of kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup of peas
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t smoked paprika (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 t chili powder (more or less to taste)


  1. In a hot skillet saute the cubed tofu until its brown. Set aside.
  2. Saute onion then add bell pepper.
  3. When onion and pepper are soft stir in remaining ingredients (except cooked tofu). Cook for 10-15 minutes. If your mixture becomes dry, try adding a bit of water.
  4. Add your cooked tofu and serve.

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6 Responses to Tofu with Spanish Rice and Beans – #glutenfree #vegan

  1. Kristina says:

    Participating in Mom’s Monday Mingle for the first time! I’m your newest follower. :)
    Adding to my recipe collection too.


  2. Carrie says:

    I have never tried tofu or smoked paprika so you are introducing me to a whole new realm of foods!

  3. Amber says:

    yum! Do you ever cook with silken tofu? I love the texture, but find that it’s hard to work with and falls apart too easily.

    • Cindy says:

      Hi Amber! I have done desserts with silken tofu! Yes, it is hard to work with. I use it in smoothies every once in a while but I just learned how to make vegan chocolate “moose” with it. :) I’ll have to share that recipe soon!

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