Brown rice & chickpeas

Rice with chickpeas(4)

What could be simpler than this awesome brown rice & chickpeas dish…..serve with a salad of your choice or like I did with some cauliflower bhaji and you will surely have this on your list of weekly must-haves – I do!

Serves 3-4


300 grams brown Basmati rice
1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3 tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons kala zeera (black zeera looks much like cumin but smaller – see here)
2 teaspoons lightly crushed whole coriander seeds
½ teaspoon turmeric
1 heaped teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt
650-700ml water


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add kala zeera
  2. Give it a minute and add coriander seeds, followed by chickpeas, turmeric, onion powder and salt
  3. Fry for a minute or two and add the rice and 650ml of water
  4. Bring to boil, lower heat, cover and cook for about 20-22 minutes
  5. Stir the rice intermittently until the broth has been absorbed and rice cooked (add a little more hot water if required)

Rice with chickpeas(3)
We  had ours with some cauliflower bhaji – click here for the recipe!

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