Vegetarian Chili and Rice

With bold flavors from spices and tomato sauce, this Vegetarian Chili and Rice recipe is also packed with bell peppers, black beans and corn.

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Vegetarian Chili and Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 20 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Brown Rice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup black beans
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup vegetarian beef crumbles
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • shredded cheddar cheese, optional
  • sliced green onions, optional


  • Fill your kitchen with the delicious aroma of this comforting vegetarian chili recipe made with a hearty blend of our specialty Success® Brown Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Sauté black beans, corn, bell peppers, onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper until onions are soft and mixture is fragrant, about 2 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Add vegetarian beef crumbles, tomatoes, and tomato sauce.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Stir in rice.

    Step 4

  • Serve topped with cheese and green onions, if desired.

    Recipe Tip

    Omit vegetarian beef crumbles and add 1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables like squash, zucchini, mushrooms when sautéing onions.

Quick and Simple Chili

Colder weather calls for comfort food like soups, stews and of course chili! This recipe for vegetarian chili may be meat-free, but it’s heartier than ever made with Success® Brown Rice. And, the best part is that it’s perfect for any rice-based vegetarian or meat-filled meal from burritos to rice bowls or even a quick snack to keep you fueled. And, while this recipe calls for plant-based beef, you can also swap in ground beef, turkey or pork if desired. Why stop there? Top with shredded cheese, green onions and any other garnish you prefer!

If you are craving a seafood dish then try our: shrimp and fried rice.

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If you just love to cozy up with something warm and hearty, this chili is exactly what you’re looking for! And, if you want to keep a list of other amazing meals try this Mushroom Quinoa Chili, a Rice Lasagna or use our favorite warm and hearty comfort food dishes.