This recipe uses cooked brown rice, but feel free to substitute white rice. Cooking time does not include the time to cook the rice. The "spicy" in the title doesn't mean hot, but simply full of flavor and seasonings. This recipe comes from America's Best Recipes 1994, Tracing our Heritage.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups long grain brown rice, cooked
- 1 (16 ounce) can chickpeas, drained
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped (fresh)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1⁄4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- Saute the onion and garlic in olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until tender.
- Stir in the cooked rice and the remaining ingredients. Cover the skillet, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Wow brown rice can be good! I got a little confused with the amount of rice but it's 2 cups of cooked brown rice, not 2 cups of brown rice then cook it!
There are not enough stars for this recipe! So nutty and delicious! Made as directed using a gourmet aromatic whole grain brown rice. I also added addtional vegetable stock in place of water as it simmered. This is going into my Best of 2010 Cookbook. Thanks, Breezermom! Made for my fellow Unrulies Under the Influence teammate, ZWT6.
This dish is quite good but we felt it could use a bit more flavor as it wasn't as spicy as we were expecting. It was prepared exactly as written. It could be that the fault lay in spices that weren't fresh enough. I'll be trying this again after I buy fresh spices. Made for Best of 2010 Cookbooks Tag.