When you’re stuck at home and hungry and it is ‘cold and rainy’ outside, what kind of food comes to your mind?
Me: spicy food or spicy dessert! Hence, Basmati Rice With Chickpeas and Spices.
Usually this kind of rice, whether cooked with meat or not, is served with salty yogurt on the side.
Ingredients, serves 4 hungry people:
- 1 onion, cut into chunks
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp all spice
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 1.5 cups Basmati rice
- 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
- 3.5 cups water
Soak the rice in warm water while you prepare the other ingredients.
In a deep pot, heat the butter and olive oil, add the turmeric and onions and fry until the onions turn golden in color.
Add the cooked chickpeas and spices and salt and stir well so the spices coat the chickpeas well.
Drain the rice and add it to your pot. Mix everything well.
Add the water. Bring to boil and then lower to the heat to the minimum possible.
Cover and leave until all the water evaporates and the rice cooks well. It should take 20 to 25 minutes.
The rice was fluffy, perfectly well-cooked and the spices are just enough to make it beautifully aromatic on a ‘cold’ night!
Did you know? Turmeric is considered of one nature’s most powerful healers.
Read about the health benefits of turmeric here.