Monday, February 8, 2010

Indian Style Rice w/ Chickpea & Award

I've been making this rice since I learned how to make it at my husband's co-worker's house about a month ago. Now I have my own recipe for it. I love the flavors of Indian food. Coriander and cumin are two of my favorite seasonings. This rice is extremely easy to fix. I make it for lunch quite often when I don't know what to eat or when I want something flavorful and yummy. I discovered chickpeas recently and love it. I usually don't like beans but I love chickpeas. But if you don't have chickpeas on hand, you can omit it.

Indian Style Rice w/ Chickpea

Printable Recipe

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped (optional)
2 teaspoons coriander seeds
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 can chickpeas, drained
1 cup frozen peas
1 1/2 cups Basmatic or Jasmine rice
3 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a large pot (I use a non-stick pot), heat oil over medium-high heat and add the onions and stir until they are softened. Add coriander and cumin seeds and stir until the seeds have blackened, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining seasonsing, ground coriander and cumin, chili powder, and curry powder and stir until all the seasonings are mixed well, about 1-2 minutes. Add the chickpeas and frozen peas and stir to coat them in the seasonings.

Add the rice into the seasoning and onion mixture and stir well to coat the rice with the seasonings, about 2 minutes. Pour the water into the pot and reduce the heat to medium. Let the rice cook, about 10-15 minutes. Stir the rice before serving.

Enjoy!

 

Spicie Foodie and Simple Recipes awarded me with this Happy 101 award. Thank you very much. I love blogging and I'm so glad to be able to get to know all of you through these food blogs. I love and finding new recipes on your blogs as well! Thank you.



65 comments:

  1. Looks delicious...I love the spices in Indian food.

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  2. looks fantastic,i love indian food and i havent never tried mixing chickpea with rice,just love the idea sook....looks delicious and nice pic too

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  3. Wow!!! Looks super delicious...excellent click too

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  4. I adore Indian flavors as well. One of my husband's patient's is Indian and just recently stocked my spice cabinet with their favorites. It was such a treat and it gives me the opportunity to make more dishes such as yours. This is going on the list!

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  5. Looks awesome and too tempting!

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  6. Now I have one more nice idea on cooking the rice : ).

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  7. Rice with chick peas,sounds like a yummy combo..looks absolutely delish...

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  8. Oh YUM! This kind of looks like an Indian fried rice ... I love it! Both chick peas and peas are sooo good with any kind of rice and I love the spices used in this dish as well. I wish I could have some for lunch.

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  9. Sook Bonjour, merci beaucoup pour votre visite ... @ +, Du Québec, Marie

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  10. Love chickpeas...we'll have to try this one right away.

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  11. We eat a lot of rice at our house and I'd love to have new variations. This one seems really good.

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  12. Sook, your rice dish looks fabulous....by the way, noticed that you got the Happy 101 award...well, you just got another one :-) Feel free to pick it up at my site ;-)

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  13. splendido questo piatto!! complimenti!

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  14. I love all of the spices in this recipe, it looks fab!

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  15. Chickpeas stir-fried rice! I bet the rice tastes very flavourful with all the spices!

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  16. I've never tried chickpeas, mostly because I once saw someone open a can and they were all rotten inside. Now I don't think I can eat them! Maybe I'll try this without them, though. Looks yummy!

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  17. Karly,

    I'm so sorry that you had that experience... That is sad! But yes, you can definitely make this without chickpeas. :)

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  18. Such a superb and my fav rice..looks excellent..

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  19. Great vegetarian dish. I love using chick peas!

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  20. What a coincidence! I made some indian flavoured rice last weekend too =) Yours look so good with the chickpeas.

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  21. I love those spices and chickpeas are some of my very favorite things in the world. This is a perfect simple dish!

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  22. Very tasty! Do you ever check blogs responding to yours?

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  23. Hi Buffalodick,

    Yes, I do try to check everyone's blogs who leaves comments on mine. :)

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  24. I love Indian food too - the flavors are so striking, and very different from anything else! Your rice looks fantastic.

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  25. I get excited when I get to use my spices. Looks good, Sook!

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  26. Sounds really good with Indian flavors and spices!

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  27. Hey there, I am new to your site and once recipe in, am already hooked. I will definitely try this in the near future.
    I too have a recipe blog, please check it out! www.ezsrecipes.com. I look forward to chatting with you more in the future!

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  28. Oh, that looks really delicious! I'm sending it to my daughter, because she loves Indian food!

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  29. I love the addition of the chickpeas! This sounds like something I would also enjoy for lunch.

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  30. I love Indian rice and your version looks incredible! Congrats on your award!

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  31. The rice dish looks wonderful - I love chickpeas. Congratulations on the award.

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  32. I really love chickpeas. They go so well with Indian flavors. This looks so very delicious!

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  33. COngrats on the award! :-)

    And oh my, that fried rice looks ultra good with the spices..and chickpeas! I've found a new appreciation for chickpeas these days.

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  34. That is a fabulous one dish meal! Well done!

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  35. Wow... that looks perfectly Indian!

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  36. I love Indian spices. Your fried rice looks really flavourful :)

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  37. Looks fantastic!!.. and perfect:).. nice pic!!

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  38. Lovely recipe. Looks fantastic and yummy :)

    Congrats on you award. I am here for the first time and should say you have a lovely blog. Nice collection of recipes. Keep it going. Will be back often.

    You are most welcome to my blogs too.

    Nithya
    www.4thsensesamayal.blogspot.com
    www.nitsarts.blogspot.com

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  39. I would like to share an award with you:).. please accept it from my blog:)

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  40. Hello, thats very tempting rice :), new to your blog, nice to meet you:)

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  41. We love Indian food and this is a good choice for a quick and easy meal.

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  42. I definitely definitely love this because I like those spices you used and I used them often in my cooking too.

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  43. Just love the rice. I also love cumin and coriander and their fragrant aroma.

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  44. Rice, chickpeas and Indian spices - three of my favourite things to eat. This is going on my to-cook list. Thanks Sook!

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  45. Lovely recipe .....nice combo dear
    Deepa
    http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

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  46. And congratulation on your award !!

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  47. oh WOW that rice looks amazing! I love the addition of chickpeas!

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  48. Hi Sook, wow I like this recipe and I want to try it, I like rice! I'm italian and I write some ligurian recipes at the following link
    http://beautiful-liguria-2.blogspot.com/
    If you like you can try them....ciao!

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  49. gorgeous rice dish.never thought of adding chickpeas!!!! beautiful!

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  50. A healthy, flavourful fried rice...yum. Ilove all the spices added.

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  51. Simple recipe, but full of great flavors!!! I love it.

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  52. Congratulations on the award! And the recipe is great as well.

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  53. That recipe would be right up my alley;rice, curry and chickpeas; thanks for sharing.
    Rita

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  54. I rarely cook indian food at home, which is tragic because i love it so much! I am so bookmarking this. It looks like the perfect lunch.

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  55. What a lovely rice dish. Congrats on your award.
    Mimi

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  56. This looks great! I've been looking for another Indian rice recipe, and this is it. Thanks!

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  57. great idea to use chickpeas..we made fried rice w/ edamame the other day

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  58. This looks wonderfully spicy. Adding this to my must-makes. Rice is a big favorite with me and I look for new ways to make it. YUM

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  59. Lovely rice, it looks delicious.Nice click too.Thanks for dropping by my blog hope to see you there again.

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  60. Nice click & tasty dish......Hit at my place too,without green peas....we call it chana pulav...

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  61. Goodness Sook do you get awards EVERY DAY?! Congrats super woman!! Okay I really am loving this dish, it looks satisfying and delicious. That's 3 vegetarian dishes I've found through my foodblogging friends that I am going to try. Love it!

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