Vegetarian Recipe: Stir-Fried Chickpeas and Rice

Posted on March 1st, 2006 in Health and Fitness,Recipes by mynagirl

Ingredients

  • Portabella mushrooms, chopped
  • Red Onion, chopped
  • Montreal Chicken Seasoning (contains no chicken)
  • Canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • Cooked brown rice
  • butter (can substitute olive oil)
  • ginger sesame marinade (optional)

Directions

  • Pre-heat a cast-iron skillet, frying pan, or wok on medium heat.
  • When wok is hot, add butter, and portabellas and red onion. Add a dash of Montreal seasoning.
  • Stir-fry until onions are carmelized.
  • Then add chickpeas, drained, and more butter. Add another dash of seasoning.
  • Stir-fry until chickpeas are browned.
  • Then add more butter and the cooked brown rice (cold from the fridge is ok). Add another dash of seasoning.
  • Stir-fry for another 5 – 8 minutes (add a Tbsp or so of ginger marinade if desired) until everything is nice and sizzling hot.

Editor’s note: When I first posted this recipe, I commented that I usually pair this dish with cheese to get some protein. But my great friend Darla clued me in the wonder food that is chickpeas: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=58. Check out the amount of protein in these bad boys, not to mention iron and fiber. How cool is that?

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