Gluten free slow cooker recipe: Spanish Rice

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Finding gluten free slow cooker recipes can be a challenge.  This Spanish rice recipe is one of my favorite busy night meals. It’s inexpensive, healthy and gluten free which makes it a favorite of mine.  This recipe is fairly versatile. You can change it up a bit depending on what you have in the refrigerator.  While I used ground beef, you could use ground chicken, turkey or pork instead.  You could use sausage or leave the meat out entirely and make it a vegetarian meal. Instead of the tomato sauce, you could use diced tomatoes or chopped tomatoes with added water. If it were summer, I would add in fresh chopped peppers and onions.

Gluten free slow cooker meal - Spanish Rice recipe

Gluten free slow cooker recipe

Slow Cooker Spanish Rice
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Gluten free
Author: Ellen Christian
Prep time:10 mins

Cook time:3 hours 30 mins

Total time:3 hours 40 mins

Serves: 4
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of Clover Valley brown rice
  • 2 (15 oz) cans of Clover Valley all natural tomato sauce
  • 1 jar of Clover Valley green stuffed olives (1/4 cup chopped)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Clover Valley Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Clover Valley Pepper Jack cheese
  1. Fry the ground beef and the onion.
  2. Place in slow cooker.
  3. Add brown rice, tomato sauce and olives.
  4. Cover and cook on high for about 3 hours.
  5. Check frequently, adding water if needed.
  6. Serve and top with shredded cheese and guacamole if desired.

gluten free slow cooker recipe

gluten free slow cooker recipe

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  1. Looks delicious!!!
  2. You are making me hungry! This looks so good! YUM!!!!
  3. What a great recipe for a cold winter night! I am going to have to try this later in the week.
  4. This looks great! Rice is so much easier to cook in a slow cooker! 
  5. I had no idea that it can be THAT easy to make spanish rice... YUMMM.. love the recipe and sooo will have to try it; I have all the ingredients in the house..thanks for sharing
  6. We are big fans of Spanish rice. Well, just about any rice dish actually. I love the use of brown rice in your Spanish rice dish. 
  7. I haven't had spanish rice in years. I never seen one with green olives used in it. Interesting!
  8. This looks good. My kids love Spanish Rice and I like that my whole family could enjoy this recipe.
  9. That came out of a slow cooker!? It looks amazing!! I am going to have to try your recipe!
  10. This GF Spanish rice recipe looks delicious. I love that you can do it in a slow cooker. I avoid gluten as much as possible.
  11. Mmmm, I can taste this already. Looks so good.  :) I'd make mine extra spicy. :)
  12. Love rice!! This looks great and even better that it can be done in the slow cooker!
  13. That looks so good! I love slow cooker meals!
  14. Yum! I have never made Spanish Rice in the slow cooker. This looks great. 
  15. I am always looking for good crock pot recipes to try. I bet my family would enjoy this!
  16. Two of my favorite cheeses are Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar cheese. I bet this rice is really great. :)
  17. rice is a staple in our house. i hadn't a clue you could make it in the crock pot!!
  18. Wow, this looks so good. And I love that you made it in the slow cooker. Pinning this to try, really soon!!
  19. That looks so good. I have a rice cooker so I haven't ever tried to make it in a slow cooker. I'll have to try this. 
  20. I really should use my slow cooker more. Did not realized you could get all that stuff at the dollar store!
  21. I love spanish rice! The rice and beans are my favorite part of Mexican restaurants.
  22. This looks so good!
  23. This looks so tasty!  And I love that it's done in a slow cooker.  I've never added olives to my Spanish rice before, but it makes perfect sense.  Definitely going to give it a try!
  24. Sounds delicious! I'll have to give this one a try.
  25. I love my slow cooker but have yet to try rice so i'll have to give it a whirl.
  26. Spanish rice with cheddar cheese is a favorite of mine.


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