Vegetable Escabeche and Rice

Escabeche means pickled in Spanish. The crunchiness and tartness of this dish is great on its own or a great side dish for a larger meal.

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Vegetable Escabeche and Rice

Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 min
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins
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PREP TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Butter & Sea Salt Jasmine Rice Cups
  • 1/4 cup yellow squash, diced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup purple cauliflower, chopped
  • 1/4 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar


  • A modern spin on a Spanish favorite, this delicious dish is a perfect start to trying new recipes.  

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions. 

    Step 2

  • In a small pot, add all the vegetables to boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove vegetables and place in a small bowl full of ice and water for 30 seconds, and then drain. 

    Step 3

  • In the same bowl, add vegetables back in, as well as rice wine vinegar and cilantro. 

    Step 4

  • Mix all ingredients with rice and serve. 

    Recipe Tips

    Add your favorite protein for a non-vegetarian option.

    You can replace the purple cauliflower with white (or any color) cauliflower.

A Dish That Tastes As Good As It Looks! 

The question that many people ask themselves when seeing this dish is “why is it purple?” Well, if you are one of them, today is your lucky day because the Minute® team is going to explain it to you!

The Vegetable Escabeche & Rice is prepared with our Butter & Sea Salt Jasmine Rice Cups and pickled vegetables. The key ingredient that makes this dish stand out is the purple cauliflower (no, it isn’t dyed!) In fact, its signature color is thanks to an antioxidant called anthocyanin. Want to toss together a rainbow? Green and orange cauliflowers are quite common these days, due to an increasing interest in colorful variations.

Veggie Power

As you can easily understand by its name, this dish is packed with vivid vegetables. Purple cauliflower, yellow squash, carrots and cilantro. In fact, vegetable rice is a great option when kids are at the table too: the chopped greens disguise themselves inside the dish allowing kids to eat them with no hesitation. Another option is taking this creation to the office for a quick meal on the go. 

If you are a veggie lover, or if you simply want to use up the remaining vegetables in the fridge, you are in the right place at the right time because Minute® is here to offer you a ton of variation:

Quick Dinner Suggestions:

This Veggie Fried Rice or Rice Florentine will become new family favorites in no time. Both of these options will be on your table in 12 minutes or less.

If you are looking for a quick lunch option packed with veggies try our delicious Asian Lettuce Wraps.


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