Chickpea, Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf

Chickpea, Brown Rice and Spinach Pilaf


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 x 250g packets microwave brown rice
  • 4 spring onions (chopped)
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chicken/vegetable stock
  • 120g baby spinach leaves
  • 1/3 cup raisins


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, spices, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until onion is softened.
  2. Add the rice, chickpeas and stock, bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rice is cooked through.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in spinach and raisins. Cover, stand for 5 minutes to wilt spinach slightly, then serve.


Per serving:

  • Calories: 385 (1612kj)
  • Fat: 13.6g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.7g
  • Fibre: 8.3g
  • Protein: 11g