Turkey Meatball and Rice Chili

Red enchilada sauce makes a tasty base for this simple chili that’s prepared with frozen turkey meatballs, white rice, beans and guacamole.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 8 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 4 frozen prepared turkey meatballs
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 cup canned white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup prepared guacamole


  • In just minutes you can enjoy a warm and delicious dish using Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice and a few tasty pantry ingredients!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a microwave-safe dish, microwave meatballs on HIGH for 1-2 minutes, or until thawed.

    Step 3

  • Stir in corn, enchilada sauce and beans. Microwave on HIGH, stirring halfway through cooking time, for 2-3 minutes, or until meatballs are heated through and sauce is simmering.

    Step 4

  • Serve chili over rice. Top with a dollop of guacamole.

    Recipe Tips

    Feel free to substitute pinto, kidney or black beans for the white beans called for in the recipe. You can also substitute whatever veggies you have on hand or in the freezer for the corn.

    If you don’t have meatballs in the freezer, can use sliced turkey or roast chicken instead.

Pantry All-Stars

There’s no need to pick up food from the drive-thru when you can prepare simple and delicious meals with ingredients you already have on hand. For dinner in minutes, all you need to do is start with your choice of Minute® Ready to Serve Rice and then add some of your favorite savory stir-ins.

For this tasty recipe, that comes together in minutes, we’ve started with a traditional base of Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice. Then, we’ve added a chili-inspired combination of canned beans, frozen corn, red enchilada sauce and tasty turkey meatballs.

You can even make this work for you by subbing in other canned beans or vegetables you have on hand, such as broccoli, peas and carrots or a frozen blend. Make sure to garnish this rice bowl with your favorite toppings, including guacamole, cheese or cilantro to make your meal just the way you like it.

Comfort Food

If you’re a fan of warm and comforting meals, this simple chili dish is sure to please. It’s exactly the type of meal you’ll want to cozy up with after a long day. And it’s not the only one! We’ve got plenty of tasty ideas for dishes that you can make in under 10 minutes with our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice. Try this Tex-Mex Mini Casserole or a bowl of Creamed Corn and Jalapeño Chicken Rice. With Minute® Rice you can make quality meals anytime, anywhere – tab here for more red bean rice recipes. If you are looking for a vegetarian option try our stuffed eggplant parm.

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