Greek chickpea & rice recipe

Legumes are a staple in Greek cuisine. They are usually cooked in soups,  however dishes in which they are combined with rice are also very common.


Greek chickpea & rice recipe



3 cups cooked chickpeas

1/3 cup esti extra virgin olive oil

1 2/3 cups rice- uncooked

4 cups broth –you can use either chicken or vegetable broth

1 large white onion finely chopped

1 garlic clove finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves chopped

2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Juice of one lemon



On low-medium heat, warm the olive oil and sauté the onion and garlic for a few minutes. Continue cooking until the onion is translucent. Add the chopped rosemary and cook for a couple of minutes more.  Add the rice and broth. Stir well and cook for a few minutes. Add the chickpeas and bring up to medium boil.  Lower heat , cover and cook until the rice is ready- cooking time will depend on type of rice. Uncover, add salt, pepper, parsley and lemon juice, stir gently to combine well and serve.


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