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Lentil Veggie Chilli

Lentil Veggie Chilli

with Zesty Rice

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When it comes to creating deliciously simple vegetarian recipes, Chef Mimi rarely gets it wrong. Packed with fresh, colourful veg, her take on this classic Veggie Chilli won’t disappoint. Packed with lentils and kidney beans and finished off with a tomato and coriander salsa and dollop of soured cream.


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Preparation Time35 minutes
Difficulty levelEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)


1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 pack(s)

Red Kidney Beans

150 grams

Basmati Rice

1 pot(s)

Mexican Spice

1 sachet

Vegetable Stock Powder


100 grams

Red Split Lentils

1 unit(s)


1 punnet(s)

Baby Plum Tomatoes

1 bunch(es)


75 grams

Soured Cream


1 sachet

Chipotle Paste

1 sachet

Sun-dried Tomato Paste

Not included in your delivery

300 milliliter(s)

Water for the Rice

400 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

1 tbsp

Olive Oil

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)2929 kJ
Energy (kcal)700 kcal
Fat13.0 g
of which saturates6.0 g
Carbohydrate111 g
of which sugars14.0 g
Protein31 g
Salt1.89 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
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Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Pour the water for the rice (see ingredients for amount) into a saucepan and bring to the boil. While it comes to the boil, halve, peel and thinly slice the onion. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Drain and rinse the kidney beans in a colander.


When the water is boiling, add 0.25 tsp of salt, stir in the rice, lower the heat to medium and pop a lid on the pan. Leave to cook for 10 mins, then remove the pan from the heat (still covered) and leave to the side for another 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).


Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a saucepan on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the onion is soft, 4-5 mins, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, chipotle paste and Mexican fajita spice (use less chipotle paste and spice if you don't like heat), stir and cook for 1 minute.


Pour in the water (see ingredients for amount), stir in the vegetable stock powder, sun-dried tomato paste and add the red split lentils. Stir together, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid and simmer until the lentils are tender, 20-25 mins. Stir every few mins to ensure the lentils aren't sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the kidney beans for the final 5 mins, and a splash of water if you feel it needs it.


While the rice and chilli cooks, grate the lime zest and halve the lime. Quarter the tomatoes and finely chop the coriander (stalks and all). Squeeze half the lime juice into a bowl and add the olive oil (see ingredient list for amount), season with salt and pepper. Stir together, then add the tomatoes and coriander. Mix together and keep to one side.


Once cooked, fluff up the rice with a fork and stir in the lime zest. Spoon into bowls, top with the lentil chilli and finish with the tomato and coriander salsa and a dollop of sour cream. Cut the remaining lime into wedges for squeezing over. Enjoy!