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Chunky Vegetarian Chili

Chunky Vegetarian ChiliRice rounds out the robust combination of vegetables and spice in this wholesome offering. Fill your bowl to help meet Food Pyramid daily goals.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 (14.5-ounce) cans Mexican-style tomatoes, undrained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (11-ounce) can whole-kernel corn, drained and rinsed
2 1/2 cups water
1 cup uncooked brown rice
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sauté green pepper, onion and garlic in oil in 3-quart saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, pinto beans, corn, water, rice, chili powder and cumin; stir well. bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 30 minutes , stirring occasionally. to serve, top with sour cream; if desired.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of USA Rice Federation.