Today, i have a very nutritious and healthy rice recipe to share with you all. Broccoli chickpea rice, Yes ! A one bowl meal filled with plant protein and healthy broccoli. With a hint of coconut at every bite, it is very nutty, filling and more over healthy. The addition of chickpeas and broccoli your leftover rice becomes a healthy rice bowl. Off late, veggie bowls and buddha bowls are trending. With simple concept to build a one dish meal that has whole grains, healthy veggies, protein and sauces. They make a complete balanced meal. Are you into meal planning? Do you cook rice ahead at the begining of the week? Do you have leftover rice often? With simple ingredients as broccoli, chickpea and coconut to the rice. Here i have combined the broccoli and chickpea stir fry/curry with the rice. You can even deconstuct the recipe , be creative and recplace or add veggies to make an awesome buddha bowl. Broccoli chickpeas rice is loved by adults and kids alike. A single bowl dish that’s healthy, hearty , filling and moreover ready in less than 20 minutes. VARIATIONS TO MAKE TO BUDDHA BOWL Replace white rice with brown rice or even quinoa. To make it more flavorful, cook rice with coconut milk in place of water. Add some toasted nuts for a more nutty flavor. Make your favorite sauce and serve as aside. Add roasted veggies as brussel sprouts or even carrots. Spice up the broccoli stir fry as per your choice. Replace chickpeas with other protein sources. INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS BROCCOLI CHICKPEAS RICE BOWL Rice : Cook rice ahead in time. Leftover rice works great as the rice has to be completely cooled. Chickpeas : Cook chickpeas ahead if using dry ones. Canned chickpeas also work great for this recipe. Coconut : Fresh coconut or use dry shredded coconut that’s unsweetned. Garlic Powder : Garlic powder adds a nice flavor to this rice bowl. Use minced garlic in place of powder. Coconut Oil/Oil : While coconut oil adds a nice flavor to the rice bowl. Replace with chioce of oil. Coriander Powder : Coriander or Cumin powder adds additional flavors to the rice bowl. Adjust as per taste preferance. Papirika : Adds spice to the rice bowl. Adjust as per spice level. HOW TO MAKE BROCCOLI CHICKPEA RICE ? Cook rice and chickpeas ahead, if using dry chickpeas. Soak dry chickpeas in water overnight or atleast 8 hours. Drain and cook with enough water till soft. In an instantpot cook for 8 minutes or pressure cook for 3 whistles. Do not over cook, they become mushy. Heat coconut oil or any oil in a skillet. If using fresh garlic mince and add at the begining. Roast for a minutes and add broccoli florets. Cover and cook for a fe minutes till they are slightly tender. Add a pinch of salt to fasten the cooking process. Add chickpeas and saute for a minutes or two. Add spices as garlic powder, coriander powder, salt and cook. If using fresh grated coconut add it along with the spices and cook till the raw smells goes away. If using dry coconut add after the spices are mixed and cooked . Give the mixture a good mix. For a deconstucted veggies bowl, use this stir fry mixture and add to the veggies bowl. Serve the stir fry along with chioce of grains as brown rice, coconut rice or quinoa. To make a single serving rice bowl, add cooked rice to this mixture a combine well till mixed. Serve warm and enjoy… https://youtu.be/x8SZQx0zfGo TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK !!! As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recipe if you make it. So drop me a comment below, and be sure to tag on social media. Also, let us know about any varaitions you made to this recipe, we would love to try it too. Love to share your yummy pictures with us? Please share on Instagram @connect2hameesha and hashtag it #connect2hameesha Subscribe to my Youtube Channel Hameesha for more amazing videos.
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