Back to Chunky Vegetarian Chili

Print Options


Card Sizes

Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe

Chunky Vegetarian Chili Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.