Vegetarian Chili over Rice

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

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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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