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Kids' easy veggie chilli recipe

Kids' easy veggie chilli recipe

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A super simple veggie chilli recipe, for your children, made with tinned taco beans and microwaveable rice for extra speed and ease. You can use up any vegetable odds and ends you have; try sweetcorn, peppers, sweet potato or green beans. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 567 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 courgette, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 395g tin taco mixed beans
  • 250g sachet microwaveable brown rice
  • 2 small handfuls of extra-mature Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp tzatziki
If you don't have any Cheddar, try using another hard cheese

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 25%
  • Saturates

    5g 23%
  • Sugars

    18g 19%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 74.5g Protein 23g Fibre 13.5g


  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently cook the onion, carrot, courgette and garlic for 8-10 mins until softened.
  2. Add the beans, stir well, cover and simmer for 5 mins until the beans have heated through.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the rice to pack instructions. Divide the rice and veggie chilli between 2 bowls. Top with the cheese and a spoonful of tzatziki.

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Cooking for children: There are no reference intakes for children and all of these recipes are based on recommendations for an adult woman's portion size. In children of different ages, there is variation in their energy (calorie) requirements and nutrient recommendations. If you are interested in which portion size is best for your child, you can visit the School Food Standards.

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