Basmati Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas and Dried Fruit
Basmati Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas and Dried Fruit is a quick and flavorful meal. It's vegan and gluten-free and perfect any night of the week. Serve this pilaf with a salad for a complete meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
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- 2 cups basmati rice brown or white
- 1 Tablespoon neutral-flavored oil (optional)
- 1 onion thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 pinch cinnamon
- 1 pinch ground cumin
- 1 can chickpeas (15 ounces) rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dates (pits removed) chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the rice according to the package directions or your preferred method.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil (if using) or 2 Tablespoons of water in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until soft.
Next add the turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, raisins, dates and garbanzo beans, and stir until well combined and heated through.
Finally, add the cooked rice to the skillet and carefully fold in.
Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired.
Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 104g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.7mg