Recipe: Bean and Green Chili Soup

Updated: Jan 27, 2011, 10:27 AM IST

An easy, surprising soup from easily stored ingredients.


2 cup (480 mL) cooked rice
1 can (16 oz, 450g) refried beans
1 can (16 oz, 450g) black beans
1 small can (4 oz, 110g) green salsa
1 1/3 cup (300 mL) dried, bulk black bean soup mix
(optional) sour cream


1.Bring 1 cup (240 ml) dry rice and 2 cups (480 ml) water to a boil
2.Turn heat to low and steam rice for 25-30 min (or prepare rice using rice cooker)
3.Prepare soup mix by combining with 3 cups (720 ml) boiling water, simmer about 5 min
4.Add remaining ingredients and rice to soup
5.Heat through, stirring occasionally
6.(optional) just before serving, spoon a teaspoon of sour cream in to the middle of the bowl