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vegan arroz valenciana in a white serving plate
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Arroz Valenciana

A hearty and healthy vegan Filipino rice dish that is made with glutinous or sticky rice, vegetarian luncheon meat, and turmeric powder. It's a perfect dish for special occasions, potlucks, or even for regular meals!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4
Calories: 214kcal


  • 1 cup glutinous rice washed
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup sweet onions chopped
  • 1 cup vegetarian luncheon diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • ½ cup sweet peas drained
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • cup chopped green onions


  • Place the glutinous rice, vegetable broth, coconut milk, salt in a saucepan, mix well and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce to simmer for 15 minutes or until the water had been absorbed.
  • Meanwhile, add oil to a heated large skillet over low heat.
  • Saute minced garlic and chopped onions for 2 minutes while stirring constantly.
  • Add vegetarian luncheon, red & green bell pepper, sweet peas, turmeric powder, and smoked paprika.
  • Continue sauteing for another 3 minutes while stirring constantly.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and bring the mixture to a simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Add in the cooked rice and slowly incorporate it into the mixture.
  • Season with salt and ground black pepper to taste and sprinkle with green onions and serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 679mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg
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