These “not so sloppy” rice sloppy joes are insanely delicious! They’re full of bold flavors and 100% vegan. It’s a super easy meal that can be prepared in a short amount of time. This recipe would be a great addition to your plant-based meal plan and will definitely become a family favorite. Can you say, guilt-free amazingness?!

This Rice Sloppy Joes Recipe is:

  • a vegan family meal
  • a recipe you and your family will love
  • a tasty go-to meal when you’re in a time crunch

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Rice Sloppy Joes Recipe
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Recipe type: Lunch/Dinner
Phase: 2
Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 pkg hamburger buns
  • 1 pkg microwaveable rice - wild rice blend
  • 1 cup sloppy joe sauce
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • arugula - 1 small handful per sandwich
  • plant based mayo - about 2 tsp per sandwich
  1. In a medium sized saucepan, combine the rice, sauce, and spices, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for five minutes.
  2. Toast the hamburger buns in the toaster or toaster oven until they are golden brown.
  3. Add the arugula and the mayo to the hamburger buns, then scoop spoonfuls of the Sloppy Joes mixture onto each bun.
This recipe makes four to five sandwiches. To make eight to ten sandwiches, use two packages of rice and two cups of Sloppy Joes sauce.


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