Vegetable Chili with Garlic Rice Recipe

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Lucy April 21, 2021

How To Make Vegetable Chili with Garlic Rice

Sweet bell peppers, crispy zucchini, and black beans are simmered in a rich tomato sauce, and served over robust garlic rice, to make this vegetable chili!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 3tbspcooking oil
  • 1onion
  • 5garlic clove
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 2tspground cumin
  • ½tspcayenne
  • 2bell peppers,red or green
  • 1zucchini
  • 1yellow squash
  • tspsalt
  • 2canstomatoes,with their juice, diced
  • 1canblack beans
  • cupslong grain rice
  • 3cupschicken broth,low sodium, canned
  • 3tbspcilantro,chopped, optional

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over moderately low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until translucent. Stir in ⅓ of the garlic, the chili powder, cumin, and cayenne and cook for about 1 minute, until fragrant, stirring.

  2. Add the bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften.

  3. Add the tomatoes and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Stir in the beans and simmer for about 5 minutes longer, until the vegetables are tender.

  4. In a medium saucepan, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil over moderately low heat. Add the remaining garlic and the rice. Cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes, until the rice is almost opaque.

  5. Add the broth and the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and cook, covered, for about 20 minutes, until the rice is tender.

  6. Stir the cilantro into the chili and serve atop the rice. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 618.74kcal
  • Fat: 14.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.12g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 104.17g
  • Fiber: 14.46g
  • Sugar: 9.96g
  • Protein: 19.70g
  • Cholesterol: 5.40mg
  • Sodium: 1423.04mg
  • Calcium: 161.95mg
  • Potassium: 1473.87mg
  • Iron: 5.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 168.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 111.27mg
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