I have a habit of wanting to go on diets but never seem to stick to them. January 2016 I attempted to complete the Daniel Diet. No sugars, meats, dairy, etc etc. It was super hard and as you can imagine I didn’t finish but I did find and create a bunch of new recipes to help with my cravings. One of those was vegetable chili. I looked at a bunch of different recipes online and they all had some ingredients that I just didn’t like so I figured I would just create my own. Check out the recipe below!
2 stalks celery
2 small tomatoes
1/4 bag of frozen corn (1 can of corn)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1tsp garlic powder (or fresh diced garlic)
1/2 tsp oregano and 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1tbsp chili powder
2 cups brown rice
1 can red kidney beans (1/4 bag)
1 cup of vegetable broth
2 cups water (dependent on if you use canned or bagged beans)
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, garlic, and chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Stir together and cook until soft, 3 to 4 minutes.
Mix in beans, tomatoes, celery, carrots and corn and liquids. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add two cups of brown rice and cook for additional 20 minutes. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper and diced jalapeno, if necessary. Served with desired toppings. Leftovers will keep in the fridge for about a week or in the freezer for a couple months.
** If using frozen or uncooked beans, boil beans for 20 minutes before adding frozen vegetables. Cook for additional 10 minutes then add to the pot of remaining ingredients.