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Bean Chilli with Brown Rice

Bean Chilli with Brown Rice

and Citrus Crème Fraîche

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We’re a traditional bunch here at the Fresh Farm. That’s why we decided to use chipotle, a smoky chilli paste, produced by local farmers in the Oaxaca region of Mexico, who use age-old methods to work the land and produce this rich, sweet, spicy concoction. Add bit by bit, it’s hot!

Tags:Extra spicyVeggie

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Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
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serving amount

175 grams

Brown Basmati Rice

½ unit(s)

Red Onion

1.5 tsp


1 tin(s)

Chopped Tomatoes

½ tin(s)

Mixed Beans

½ unit(s)

Vegetable Stock Pot

(ContainsCelery, Sulphites)

½ tbsp

Chipotle Paste

½ unit(s)


1 pot(s)

Creme Fraiche


1 tbsp

Tomato Puree

Nutritional information/ per serving
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2402 kJ
Energy (kcal)574 kcal
Fat21.0 g
of which saturates11.0 g
Carbohydrate74 g
of which sugars11.0 g
Protein19 g
Salt3.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Boil a pot of water with a pinch of salt. Rinse the rice in a sieve under running water for 1 minute. Pop the rice in the pot and boil for 25 mins, then drain and put back in the pot. Cover with a tea towel and leave off the heat until the chilli is ready.


Cut the red onion in half through the root, peel and thinly slice into half moon shapes.


Heat a splash of olive oil in a frying pan on medium-low heat. Once hot, add your onion with a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir your onion and place a lid on the pan. After 5 mins, take the lid off the pan, add the cumin and tomato purée and stir everything together.


After 1 minute, add the chopped tomatoes and a pinch of sugar (if you have some) and turn the heat to medium.


Drain and rinse the mixed beans and add to the pan along with the vegetable stock pot. Lastly, add the chipotle paste. Tip: Add the chipotle paste to taste, it’s hot! Simmer on low heat for 5-10 mins.


Zest and juice the lime and mix a pinch of the zest and dash of the juice into the crème fraîche. Tip: When zesting (i.e. grating) the lime, don’t go down to the white part underneath the skin as this tastes bitter.


Serve your bean chilli with your rice, a good dollop of citrus crème fraîche and a big splash of lime juice.