Brown Rice and Chickpea Pilaf

I’ve been working my way through the recipes in Milk Street’s Cookish, and loved this one. It’s really easy, healthy, and packed with protein, veggies and whole grains. My kids loved it too!

Here’s what you need:

2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon garam masala

1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup long grain brown rice, rinsed and drained

1 3/4 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

2-4 medium carrots, peeled

5 ounces baby spinach

1 cup chopped fresh herbs of your choice (recommendation was dill and parsley, I also like cilantro)

Here’s what you do:

1. Heat the oil over medium-high heat and add the onions and garam masala. Cook, stirring occassionally, until the onions begin to brown.

2. Add the rice, garbanzo beans, water, and salt. Bring to a simmer, and then cover, turn heat to low, and allow to cook until all water has been absorbed, about 45-55 minutes.

3. Turn off the heat, and add the the carrots, spinach and herbs. Cover and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

4. Uncover and stir together.


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