Vegan Mexican Rice & Red Enchiladas | Thrifty Vegan

Thrifty vegan! Vegan mexican rice and red enchiladas!!
Cheap, easy vegan dinner idea!!
Hey guys,
I’m so sorry that this video is a day late!! I wanted to show you guys some vegan mexican food recipes for this episode of thrifty vegan because I get a lot of questions about it! So here is my recipe for vegan mexican rice and red enchiladas or enchiladas rojas! Mmmm…this is a favorite in our house and it is very inexpensive to make! Is it super super healthy? No, prob not but it’s cruelty free and 1000 times better than what it used to be for us! I love you all so so much and I will see you with a new video on Friday!!!


🍽Vegan Mexican Rice🍽

🌶This recipe makes about 6-7 servings for us and the total cost is about $2.00.


2 tbs of oil of your choice
2 cups of white rice (you can use brown but just remember to adjust the cooking time)
2-8 oz cans of tomato sauce with no salt added
4 cups of water
1 tbs of Vegan No chicken base
2-3 tbs of garlic powder
2-3 tbs of onion powder or wedges of half an onion
salt and pepper to taste


Add oil to your pan and when hot add your rice. Fry the rice until golden brown and then add your tomato sauce, water, no chicken base, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR RICE!!! This is the most important part! Seriously! Don’t stir it and try not to lift the lid while it cooks. Cook your rice for about 30-35 mins depending on how much rice you use. When I only use one cup I cook for about 25-mins. When it’s done fluff with a fork and enjoy! 🙂

🍽Vegan Enchiladas Rojas (Red Enchiladas)🍽

🌶This recipe makes about 15 enchiladas or 5 servings and the total cost is roughly $3.50.


15 corn tortillas
1-102 oz can of red enchilada sauce
1-1lb block of extra firm tofu
The juice of one lemon
salt and pepper to taste
spinach (or romaine lettuce) and tomato to top the enchiladas with


Drain the liquid from your tofu but do not press, you want it to be moist. Crumble the tofu in a bowl and add the lemon juice, salt and pepper. Let this sit for at least 15 mins so that it can soak up the flavors. Heat your tortillas either in a towel in the microwave or on the stove. Set up a station with your tortillas, your tofu and your enchilada sauce in a bowl. Dip one warm tortilla into the sauce and lay on a plate, add your tofu and roll the sides together then flip upside down. Repeat this process until all of the tofu is gone. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pan and shallow fry your enchiladas starting with the tops down in the pan. Fry on each side for about 2-3 mins until crispy and golden. Serve with spinach and tomatoes and enjoy!!

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  1. How many cans of enchilada sauce did you use? & did you heat it up? & do you think it’d still be good baked? Sorry for the questions lol, I really want to make this soon

  2. Love it! I live in traditionally Mexican household so seeing. This was so helpful!! Please make more videos and show us what else you make! I love mexican food and I don’t want to give that yo completely, just the animal products lol!

  3. With Trick with brown rice is you have to soak it over night I know it tuff on the teeth and the taste I have some thing for that too but fist taller the brown rice you have to soak it over. Night I found out Buy accident if soak it the amount your cooking say 2 or 4 cps for 24 – resoak to 48 hours with 1tsp of baking soda it 1/2 tsp of vinegar it softens the rice rise toast in pan with oil 3/4 minutes add 1/2 tbsp🍅 paste half cup salsa -1 tbsp Italian seasoning 1/2 tsp brown sugar all season spice sauté 5 min B-rice add any beans you want pinto or Goya peagion peas example- add water just above rice let steam .

  4. Please do more Mexican recipies! I am newly vegan and am so used to eating bomb Mexican food and I need ideas for vegan meals to cook for my hubby and baby. ❤❤❤

  5. Would adding nutritional yeast to the tofu make it cheesier tasting? Great video! I never would have thought of tofu as queso fresco. I’m so making them soon.

  6. I’ve just found your channel today and I immediately tried this recipe out and I have to say it’s my new favorite!! I’m so happy to have found such an amazing vegan YouTuber. Thank you for your lovely videos. Also your family is so adorable!! 😊❤️ sending much love!!!

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