Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe
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Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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This robust chili from the USA Rice Federation teams rice and kidney and pinto beans with a variety of colorful vegetables for a hearty meatless meal that's great tasting and good for you.—USA Rice Council, Houston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:11 servings
Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (1 cup) equals 2 starch 2 vegetable; also 191 calories, 616 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 38 gm carbohydrate, 7 gm protein, 2 gm fat.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute green pepper, onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until rice is cooked, stirring occasionally. If thinner chili is desired, add additional water. Yield: 11 servings.
Originally published as Chunky Vegetarian Chili in Taste of Home October/November 1993, p15

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2013

"super easy to put together for a quick meal and very delicious and hearty. Great for a cold winter day!!!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"This is very delicious meatless chili. It is nice and thick, hearty and totally satisfying."

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