Slimming World's chilli with rice recipe

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Slimming World's chilli with rice recipe is so simple to make and is a mouthwatering bowl of delicious comfort food.

Slimming World's chilli with rice
  • Slimming World
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time1 hours 15 mins
Total Time1 hours 30 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories879 Kcal44%
Sugar31.9 g35%
Fat16.5 g24%
Saturated Fat6.4 g32%
Salt3.55 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein61.3 g123%
Carbohydrates125.3 g48%
Salt3.55 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Slimming World’s chilli with rice is a brilliant family dinner option when you want a delicious pick-me-up meal.

It takes just 15 minutes to prepare then you can just leave it to bubble away for a little over an hour, filling the kitchen with mouthwatering aromas. Like all the best Slimming World recipes, this packs in extra vegetables, with a good portion of mushrooms alongside the onion, garlic and tomatoes. Plus it's packed with herbs and spices, so it doesn't taste like boring 'diet' food. Don't be put off by the long ingredients list - lots of items are store cupboard staples. This recipe serves 4 but it's a really easy one to multiply if you want to make more for some batch cooking. 


  • Low-calorie cooking spray
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 500g extra-lean minced beef
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 250g passata
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 250g closed-cap mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp hot smoked paprika
  • 1.15kg essential mince sauce
  • 410g can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 300g long-grain rice
  • A small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 150g fat-free natural yogurt, sprinkled with smoked paprika, to serve

For the salsa:

  • 2 tomatoes, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • A small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped




  1. First make the mince sauce. Spray a non-stick medium-sized frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a lot heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add the minced beef and turn the heat up to medium.
  2. Cook for 5 minutes, or until browned all over, stirring and breaking up any lumps. Stir in the tomatoes and passata, then crumble in the stock cube. Add the herbs, season and mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Spray another non-stick medium-sized frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the pepper and mushrooms and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and chilli and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes. Add the allspice, cumin and paprika, stir-fry for 1 minute, then mix in the mince sauce and kidney beans. Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes until piping hot, stirring occasionally.
  5. Meanwhile, put the salsa ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions, drain and stir in the coriander.
  6. Divide the chilli and rice between 4 shallow bowls. Top with a spoonful of the yogurt and a little salsa and serve. 

Top tips for making Slimming World’s chilli with rice:

While chilli is easy to make, it can also easily go wrong. Make sure to follow the recipe and fry the onions off first, before adding in the mince. These will infuse into the oil in the pan and help the rest of the ingredients absorb all the flavour.

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