RECIPE | White Bean Chilli

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 Imbo recipe: White bean chilli
Imbo recipe: White bean chilli


SERVES | 4 PREP + COOKING TIME | 1 hour 10 minutes SOAKING TIME | 1 hour


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, cut into small
  • cubes
  • 3 ribs celery, cut into
  • small cubes
  • 2 cups IMBO KIDNEY
  • BEANS, quick-soaked as
  • per pack instructions
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown
  • rice
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh
  • origanum

These amazing IMBO recipes will ensure that you add more nutrition to your plate by including dried beans, peas and lentils in your dishes.

Imbo White Bean Chilli


1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the carrots and celery. Cook for about 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender. Drain the soaked beans and discard the water. Stir in the beans, cumin and salt in the vegetable pot. Cook for 1 minute or until toasted and fragrant.

2. Add stock, increase the heat to high and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for about 40 minutes until the beans are cooked and the stock is slightly reduced (Cooking time of the beans may differ).

3. Stir in spinach and cooked brown rice. Cover for about 6 minutes or until spinach is tender.

4. Stir in the oreganum and you are ready to serve.

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