Chickpeas and Brown Rice-Gluten Free

I needed a quick side dish to go with dinner. My husband and I have been trying to incorporate more beans and lentils into our diet. Normally, we did not eat much of them, until I read the heath benefits (Lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, anti-oxidants, helps with weight loss). This recipe is a twist on Black Beans Brown Rice, a recipe I had made before. I decided to go with chickpeas this time, just to be different. I would definitely make this rice again!

Chickpeas and Brown Rice

Ingredients:

1 can (15 oz) of chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 cup of brown rice, rinsed

3 cups of chicken broth

handful of chopped parsley

1 teaspoon of garam masala

Directions:

  1. If using a rice steamer, follow the directions of the steamer.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a pot with a lid and bring to a boil
  3. Cover rice and reduce heat to low-simmer
  4. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until rice is soft
  5. If you need to, add more water
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4 Comments

Filed under Beans, Gluten Free/ Gluten Free Suggestion, Rice, Side Dishes

4 responses to “Chickpeas and Brown Rice-Gluten Free

  1. crustabakes

    Reading the multiple health benefits, I guess i should be eating more beans and lentils too !

  2. Samina, with every post you outdo yourself each time. I simply love brown rice and paired with chickpeas makes for a wonderful side dish to any meal. Love this post girl *HUGS*

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