Vegetarian Chili With Rice and Quinoa

This homemade vegetarian chili made with hearty whole grain rice and quinoa, chili beans and diced tomatoes is topped with Cheddar cheese and is sure to please.

(5 votes, average: 3.20 out of 5)
Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 10 mins
Servings SERVES 2
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


  • 1 bag Minute® Rice & Quinoa
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with Mexican spices
  • 1 can (14 oz) chili style beans
  • 1 tbsp dry chili seasoning mix
  • shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


  • This delicious Vegetarian Chili has it all: hearty Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa, beans and diced tomatoes seasoned to perfection with a chili mix and shredded Cheddar cheese. Best of all? It’s easy to make and ready in minutes, saving you both time and dishes.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice and quinoa according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a large, microwave-safe dish, combine diced tomatoes, beans and chili seasoning mix.

    Step 3

  • Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, or until heated through.

    Step 4

  • Stir in cooked rice and quinoa.

    Step 5

  • Top with shredded Cheddar cheese, if using.

    Recipe Tips

  • For added flavor, substitute vegetable broth for water when preparing the rice and quinoa.

Skip the Meat, Not the Convenience

If you’ve been searching for that perfect Vegetarian Chili recipe, this is it! Minute® Rice has found the perfect combination of ingredients and paired it with convenience for a delicious pot of chili that’s ready in just 15 minutes. Keep this recipe handy for a hearty and comforting weekend or weeknight meal.

If you think that chili sounds great, but you don’t have the time to make it, we’ve got a surprise for you! With Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa, you don’t need to wait long. All this recipe requires is some prepared Minute® Instant Rice & Quinoa, canned chili-style beans, tomatoes and chili seasoning mix. Once it’s ready, serve this warming dinner topped with your favorite cheese alongside a piece of cornbread or even some Quinoa and Sausage Breakfast Muffins.

Did you know rice and beans form a complete protein when served together? Continue exploring this amazing ingredient combination by trying this authentic red beans and rice recipe next!

For something with more of a Latin American flavor, learn how to make this authentic Mexican rice recipe.

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