Today I made up this gluten-free vegetarian chilli and got some compliments on it on various social platforms so I thought I'd share the recipe. It's really good!
1 garlic clove minced
1 tblsp. sunflower oil
1 cup Uncle Ben's white rice (uncooked) [boil in bag will also work]
1/3 can chick peas drained & rinsed
1/3 can kidney beans drained & rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
5 tblsp. tomato puree
1 Knorr Vegetable Bullion Cube
1/2 cup boiling water
Generous splash of lemon juice
1/2 tsp. hot chilli powder
Salt & Pepper (to taste)
Shredded cheddar cheese (to taste)
- Fill a medium saucepan with water and heat until boiling rapidly. Pour rice in and boil for about 10 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached. Drain and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, mix up bullion cube with boiling water in a bowl with a whisk until all the lumps are gone.
- Heat sunflower oil in a frying pan over medium heat until warm. Add minced garlic and stir until it starts to change colour. Pour in bullion broth and splash of lemon juice.
- Add corn, chickpeas, kidney beans and tomato puree. Stir until combined and reduce heat, continuing to boil over low heat.
- Salt & pepper to taste. Add chilli powder - please note the more you add, the spicier it will be. start with a little and add to taste if you are not a fan of spicy food. Continue to boil until reduced to the desired consistency. If it begins to get too thick, just add a bit of water.
- Serve chilli over a bed of white rice and top it with shredded cheddar cheese. If it gets a little too spicy, add more cheese to mute the spiciness.
It took me about 15 minutes to make this and it makes enough for 2 generous portions. It was really tasty - one of my new favourite lunches! I'm looking forward to trying this again sometime with ground beef added.
The biggest challenge I'm finding with the gluten-free diet at the moment is not having bread or wraps at lunchtime. It's so easy to just make a sandwich or wrap. If you have any gluten-free lunch suggestions, I'd love to hear them so please feel free to leave a comment!