Red Chili Rice {Gluten-Free}


This dish makes a remarkably flavorful side or a warming, smoky-spicy compliment to a picnic or BBQ. The best part? It's super simple to make this delicious Red Chili Rice!

Did you know that chili peppers, especially reds such as Ancho and Chitpotle, contain large amounts of a healing nutrient called capsaicin, which gives peppers their spice. The hotter the chili pepper, the more capsaicin it contains. Learn more about the health benefits related to chili peppers in this post.

Simply substitute 1 cup of our homemade Adobo sauce for 1 cup of the liquid to cook your rice. We prefer brown rice but this recipe works well with basmati, arborio and long grain as well.

Eat Inspired Today Tip: Use a rice cooker to easily set a timer to make your rice in advance and keep it warm until served.

Another Eat Inspired Today Tip: Cook our Chicken Adobo recipe. After cooking the Chicken Adobo, set aside or refrigerate 1 cup of the liquid and use this instead of the Adobo sauce in the recipe below. Simply delicious and a great way to reduce your prep and cook time!

We recommend serving Red Chili Rice with sliced avocado or topped with a bit of cilantro.


Refer to our homemade Adobo sauce recipe {Gluten-Free}

  • 7 to 10 Dried Peppers (Chipotle or Ancho), de-stemmed, seeds removed and slit lengthwise

  • 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced

  • 1/3 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/4 Cup Tamari Gluten-Free Soy Sauce

  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup

  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves, minced

  • 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt

  • 3 Cups Water


1. Cook Adobo sauce, following directions here

2. Substitute 1 cup of Adobo sauce for liquid used to cook your rice.

3. Cook rice to directions found on packaging.

4. Serve immediately or refrigerate and enjoy later.


Join our community on Facebook for healthy inspiration, daily!

Find me on Facebook  here or follow me on Twitter @CleaShannon.