Friday, April 9, 2010

A Veggie, Rice and Chickpea Love Affair

PAN 1
1 each yellow pepper, orange and red pepper
1 broccoli (crown only) cut into small florets
1 teaspoon basil
2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons water

PAN 2
2 cups chickpeas
3 cups brown rice (cooked)
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon oregano
1cup water
3 -4 tablespoons lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste


Directions:

PAN 1
Chop all veggies into small pieces, add to pan.
In a measuring cup, add basil, maple syrup, and water. Mix then add to veggies.
Cook covered on medium low heat until veggies reach your desired tenderness.

PAN 2
Put chickpeas and rice in pan.
In a measuring cup, add garlic, water, lemon juice, oregano, pepper and salt. Mix then add to rice/bean mix.
Bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer until the majority of liquid is gone.

Add the bean/rice mixture to veggies.

It was delicious. Because of its lighter flavor, it's a nice change from more heavily spiced dishes. I think it would be great in the summer.

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