Mideastern Sweet Potatoes and Rice
This came to me, when I was, shopping and saw some containers of chickpeas, in the refrigerated compartment. I could eat this by the handful but decided to throw it into a dish that would benefit from its flavor. Eating Well and Cooking Light always come through for me and not in a heavy handed way. When, I spotted this recipe, I wanted to give it a try and I am glad that I did.
I don't think chickpeas are used enough. I plan to look for more ways to use them in side and main dishes. Any recommendations for recipes are welcome.
Mideastern Sweet Potatoes and Rice (adapted from Eating Well)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 cup orange juice
3 cups organic vegetable broth
1 - 2 cups chickpeas
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
2/3 cup brown basmati rice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the onions.
Cook, stirring often , until tender and well browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
Add cumin and coriander and stir for about 15 seconds.
Add orange juice and broth.
Stir in chickpeas, sweet potato, rice and salt.
Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer.
Cover saucepan and cook until the rice is tender and the sweet potatoes are cooked completely, about 40 minutes.
Season with pepper.
Eat and enjoy.
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