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Chipotle Chili with Rice

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Chipotle Chili with Rice is an easy, one pot meal that can be on the table in under 30 minutes. It’s made with easy ingredients and has tons of flavor the whole family will enjoy.

Chipotle Chili with Rice- ready in under 30 minutes.


There’s no better way to warm up on a cold winter night than with a hot bowl of chili. Spoonful after spoonful of this thick and hearty chili will warm you from head to toe.

Chipotle Chili with Rice- ready in under 30 minutes.


The secret to this chili is a pouch of Knorr® Fiesta Sides™- Mexican Rice. With Mexican seasoning already mixed in, it adds tons of flavor and helps make the chili a more filling and economical meal. Some chipotle chili powder, which I find has so much more flavor than regular chili powder, gives the chili the perfect amount of heat and a nice smokiness. I add a can of corn to get an extra serving of vegetables and I love how the sweetness of the corn contrasts with the spice of the chili. You could add a 15oz can of black beans instead of the corn, or in addition to it if you like beans in your chili for added texture.


Chipotle Chili and Rice- ready in under 30 minutes.


Not only is Chipotle Chili with Rice a super timesaver in the kitchen, but the whole thing can be cooked in one pot. I love hardly having any dishes to clean up!

Typically chili recipes have a gazillion ingredients so I love that by using a pouch of Knorr® Rice Sides™as a base, I only have to use 7 other ingredients in the chili to get maximum flavor. Less really is more sometimes.

There are just 3 simple steps to this recipe.


Chipotle Chili and Rice

Step One

First you brown a pound of lean ground beef, along with a chopped onion, and some minced garlic. Use a wooden spoon to get the ground beef crumbled up really well.

Chipotle Chili and Rice

Step Two

Add chipotle chili powder, a can of tomato puree, and a can of beef broth. Let simmer for about 10 minutes.

Chipotle Chili and Rice- ready in under 30 minutes.

Step Three

Add corn and 1 pouch of Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ – Mexican Rice. Let simmer 7 minutes. Knorr® Rice Side™

only takes 7 minutes to cook.

And just like that, you have a simple, flavorful meal the whole family will love.


Chipotle Chili with Rice- ready in under 30 minutes.

Have some toppings available so everyone can customize their bowl of chili. Shredded cheese, sour cream, black olives, and green onions are favorites of mine.

Knorr® Rice Sides™ can be used in a variety of ways to make easy, quick meals. They come in so many different flavors and make the perfect base for a recipe because there’s no need to add much additional seasoning. Just a protein and some veggies. Visit the Knorr® website for more quick and easy recipes that are family-friendly.

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Chipotle Chili with Rice- ready in under 30 minutes.

Chipotle Chili with Rice

This flavorful chipotle-flavored chili is quick and easy to make. A packet of Knorr rice makes it really filling and economical.
PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 20 minutes
TOTAL: 25 minutes
SERVINGS: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder, depending on how spicy you want it
  • 1 (28-ounce) can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth
  • 1 pouch Knorr® Fiesta Sides™- Mexican Rice
  • 1 (11-ounce) can corn, drained


  • Place ground beef, onion, and garlic in a lightly greased Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat until ground beef is browned, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • Add chili powder, tomatoes, and beef broth and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add Knorr® Rice and corn and cook another 5 to 7 minutes.


Calories: 418kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

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11 thoughts on “Chipotle Chili with Rice”

  1. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction

    Love how quickly this comes together! Perfect hearty meal for busy weeknights!

  2. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I love the addition of the rice! What a hearty (and QUICK!) meal — perfect for our last remaining days (months….) of winter!

  3. Rachel @ Bakerita

    This looks so delicious, and I love that you added rice to help bulk it up and give some more delicious flavor. I’ve got to try this!

  4. Wow! This looks great. And I love the rice in there. Isn’t chipotle chili powder the best? I have a biscuit recipe that I always put it in. I want a bowl of this right now!?

  5. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh my gosh, WHY have I not been putting rice in my chili all this time?? I seriously can’t even stand how cozy and comforting this gorgeous chili looks, Christin! Great video too!

  6. Thao @ In Good Flavor

    Whenever rice is added to a recipe, it only makes it better in my eyes. What a great idea to turn the Knorr rice packets in to chili…it looks amazing!!

  7. This looks so hearty and comforting, Christin! 🙂 I love that you added rice and yay for one pot meals!

  8. Kristine | Kristine's Kitchen

    I love that you added rice to this chili! I’m making chili tomorrow, and this recipe looks so easy… perfect!

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