Vegetarian Chili over Rice

Friday, February 1, 2019
I make all kinds of chili all year long but my favorite is an all vegetarian chili over rice. This chili is sure to be pure comfort food with so many delicious ways to use it. Just check out the many suggestions below.

This hearty chili has so many wholesome ingredients added to it. It will satisfy all your family and friends who love chili, and they won't miss the meat!

Scroll down to the recipe card to see how you can make one recipe into many different meals to feed a large family or crowd for any party, sporting event or even picnic!

This chili was done in an instant pot or you can use the directions below for a slow cooker and even in a big saucepot.

A healthy alternative to a dieter when choosing the ingredients carefully and the beans are a much-needed protein.



this is a vegetarian chili in a Mexican style bowl over white rice. The top has a garnish of parsley. The chili is all homemade made in an instant pot in a delicious tomato sauce.





Perfect All Year Long!



You don't have to wait for a chill in the air to want to eat this lighter version of chili.


It will still satisfy your family without all the extra calories.


Just use the suggestions below to build your delicious vegetarian chili bowl!


this is a vegetarian chili in a Mexican style bowl over white rice. The top has a garnish of parsley. The chili is all homemade made in an instant pot in a delicious tomato sauce.



Easy and Versatile



Amazing how this is so easy to make and versatile all in one pan.


I have made quesadillas with this chili, wraps, over tortilla chips all dressed up, as a dip, and perfect for anyone watching their diet.


This is also full of protein with the beans and a healthy alternative to using meat.



this is a vegetarian chili in a Mexican style bowl over white rice. The top has a garnish of parsley. The chili is all homemade made in an instant pot in a delicious tomato sauce.



Great For Gameday



This chili can feed a lot of family and friends.


We like to pour it over pasta or even rice.


This chili is perfect for watching football games with a crowd, the additions of pasta or rice make this chili even heartier without the meat!


Plus, it can be vegan and gluten-free if you choose your toppings carefully.


This chili will satisfy everyone


It's also great for layering tortilla, sour cream, and shredded lettuce in a big platter for nachos.


this is a vegetarian chili in a Mexican style bowl over white rice. The top has a garnish of parsley. The chili is all homemade made in an instant pot in a delicious tomato sauce.




Garnishes are Endless Possibilities!

  • Grated assorted cheddar cheeses
  • Sour cream or plain yogurt
  • Sliced or diced avocado
  • Tortilla chips (for dipping or crumbled on top if desired)
  • Additional cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Chopped veggies of choice



this is a big pot of vegetarian chili served with cilantro. The chili is made on top of the stove or slow cooker and even directions for a slow cooker



Cooking Options



When I was working and never had time to cook, this all went in a slow cooker.


Being home more often now, I love the instant pot, you can easily get this done in 2 hours or less.


On top of the stove in a big saucepan the same amount of time.


Just be sure to saute the garlic and onion to give the oil extra flavors before adding to whatever you choose to cook in.


this is a big pot of vegetarian chili served with cilantro. The chili is made on top of the stove or slow cooker and even directions for a slow cooker



More Ideas for a Healthy Chili



I just love mushrooms, peppers and all the chunky tomatoes in this chili.


It's great served with avocado and jalapeno and a dollop of yogurt or fat-free sour cream on top.


I usually get a big platter with all the additional vegetable options for everyone to add what they like.


Cheese, other kinds of beans, even cubed zucchini goes great in this chili.


Vegetarian chili can be served plain, over a baked potato, over rice and even pasta if you're not watching carbs.


I have used all kinds of beans even (15 kinds of beans) and added the rice in the chili cooked instead of pouring it over the rice.


You can decide how you like your chili and if you're watching your carb intake what to eliminate or add to this.



this is a big pot of vegetarian chili served with cilantro. The chili is made on top of the stove or slow cooker and even directions for a slow cooker



Try Some Of My Other Favorite Recipes

Italian Style 3 Bean Chili
Italian White Chicken Chili
Beans, Beans, Beans
Escarole and Beans
Italian Chili Mac



Watch My Quick Video On Vegetarian Chili








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this is a big pot of vegetarian chili served with cilantro. The chili is made on top of the stove or slow cooker and even directions for a slow cooker





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this is a big pot of vegetarian chili served with cilantro. The chili is made on top of the stove or slow cooker and even directions for a slow cooker

Vegetarian Chili over Rice

prep time: 15 min cook time: 2-hour total time: 2 hours and 15 mins
Vegetarian chili is delicious and comforting all year long. This one is full of protein and beans with a delicious tomato chili sauce. Great for nachos, wraps, over rice or pasta.

ingredients:

  • What you will need:
  • 1 can of each 12 ounces or larger of drained and rinsed black beans, great northern beans, and pinto beans rinsed
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 12 ounces of water, apple juice, white wine or beer
  • 8 plum tomatoes chopped into small pieces
  • 4 plum tomatoes pureed
  • 1 28 ounces can of tomatoes crushed
  • 2 stalks celery chopped fine
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 2 green bell peppers sliced or chopped in square pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, dried parsley
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • optional: cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes for heat to taste
  • 2 cups rice prepared to package directions set aside
  • Garnish suggestions: cilantro, rosemary, black olives, sliced avocado, of course, you can use sliced jalapeno, shredded cheese, sour cream, crushed tortilla chips, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce whatever else you like

instructions:

  1. Easy Directions:
  2. In a large Saucepot or Instant Pot, saute 2 tablespoons olive oil saute garlic and onion for 1 minute. Do Not Brown.
  3. Add all other ingredients to whatever vessel you're using to cook in. 
  4. Simmer for at least 2 hours on low on top of the stove. 
  5. Instant Pot on simmer for 2 hours.
  6. Can be also done in the slow cooker on low for 4 hours to 6 hours.
  7. Serve over cooked rice to package instructions with any of the garnishes mentioned.
  8. This chili makes great vegetarian nachos also and wraps.
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this is a big pot of vegetarian chili served with cilantro. The chili is made on top of the stove or slow cooker and even directions for a slow cooker

13 comments

  1. I love chili! This is so comforting and delicious!

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  2. I love this vegetarian version of chili! And to serve it over rice is such a good idea!

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  3. I love a good bowl of Chili and this doesn't disappoint! Definitely perfect for this cold weather!

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  4. This is definitely a stick to your ribs kind of meal!

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  5. Bintu | Recipes From A PantryFebruary 1, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    This really does look like the ultimate comfort food! This is a meal my whole family would love.

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  6. Chili is so hearty and warming. Just the kind of meal we need with all this snow.

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  7. the instant pot is hands down my favorite appliance. love how easy it makes everything. This chili sounds like the perfect comfort food!

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

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  9. We've never made vegetarian chili before. It looks absolutely delicious and tummy warming. With all the goodies you have in it I don't think we'd miss the meat at all. And as cold as it is here -- it sure is a welcome dish. It would be perfect on Game Day along with all the other goodies. Have a great weekend, Claudia!

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  10. I love chilli. My whole family does. It's super easy dinner and great for gatherings and parties. I will give this a try. Looks really delicious.

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  11. We like to serve our chili over rice as well, it helps sop up all the delicious sauce! Speaking of, I am so gonna have to try this with apple juice as the liquid, genius!

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  12. Your chili recipe looks so delicious! A great comfort meal for sure. Pinned it so I can try it soon.

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  13. This would be great for Lent!l So versatile and delicious!

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