Green Chili, Cilantro, & Lime Soup

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Green Chili, Cilantro Lime Soup

Oh, how I wish you could taste this delicious soup. It has a very complex taste but is incredibly easy to make, and also inexpensive. Does it get much better than that?

I use my Dry Broth Mix here but you could use whatever you normally use for veggie broth. You may have to add some nutritional yeast, salt, garlic, onion, and other spices to give it the same zing. I love how easy it is to add my Dry Broth Mix instead measuring out a bunch of different spices.

Green Chili, Cilantro & Lime Soup


  • 12 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked brown rice (I used long grain)
  • 2 (4 oz) cans diced green chilis
  • 1/2 cup Dry Broth Mix
  • 1/2 Tbsp sea salt
  • 1/2 a diced onion (optional)
  • 1 cup corn (optional, fire roasted corn would be amazing)
  • 3 cups cooked black beans (or 2 cans of drained and rinsed beans)
  • juice and zest from 1 lime
  • 1 handful of cilantro


  1. Add water to a large pot or dutch oven and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the rice, chilis, broth mix, salt, and onion to the water and cook for 45 minutes on medium heat until rice is done.
  3. Add beans, corn, lime juice and zest along with cilantro. Continue to cook at a simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Ladle into bowls to cool for a few minutes before serving


This soup needs no accompaniment! If you like green chilis, cilantro, and lime you will like this soup. My kids (2 and 4 years old) didn’t like it much, it’s more of a “grown up” soup. I think teens would enjoy it though. If you try it let me know what your kids think.

I’ve made a 1/2 batch and a 1/4 batch of this and both were delicious; I’ve doubled the amount each time I’ve made it. 🙂 If you have leftovers you will need to add extra water the next day because the rice continues to soak up the water.

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  1. Sounds wonderful, Holly!

  2. YUMMMM!!! I worked three 12-hr. night shifts over this past wknd. and I’m just feeling like a human again (LOL) and need to do some shopping. My ol’ bod is telling me it needs to replenish on vegan meals so I’m hoping to make it to Whole Foods later today and stock up. THIS IS PERFECT! I’ll add this to my meal-planning along with your Lasagna recipe. Do you know if it freezes well? THANK YOU once again, Holly!

  3. This is a delicious soup! Thank you! I was making 1/2 recipe, but forgot and added the full amount of the veggie broth mix (which I LOVE by the way), and it seemed perfect!

    • Mica I’m so glad you love it. I do to. I need to make another batch of the broth mix, it makes soups so good, you can’t go wrong with more. 🙂

  4. I made this soup last night and was amazed at the depth of flavor it had! If you make this, be sure to make the broth mix for it! (I’m going to keep a batch of the broth mix on hand for other recipes; yes, it’s THAT good!) Also, don’t skip the lime zest and juice in this soup…it adds that extra complexity of flavor and deliciousness to the dish. This recipe is a “keeper”! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    • I’m so glad you like it. I’ve been thinking of making it soon. It is so good! And you are right, it can be made without the lime but the lime zest takes it up to a whole new level.

  5. How long do you think this would need in the instant pot? I know you and I are both obsessed with that awesome inventio! 🙂 this looks amazing!!

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