Sunday, February 19, 2017

Chickpea, Spinach & Sweet Potato Brown Rice Bowl

Kathleen made this a few weeks ago.  Her comments:  I didn't make the sauce. It was very good! Make sure to take the husks off of the chickpeas, it makes a difference!

Chickpea, Spinach & Sweet Potato Brown Rice Bowl
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1 can of chickpeas
1 sweet potato
⅔ cups of brown rice
5 cups of tightly packed fresh spinach
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp cinnamon
2 cloves of garlic
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp tahini
lime, juice
1 tsp maple syrup
chili, salt, pepper


Start by cooking brown rice. Add rice and 2 cups of water to a pot, season with salt and cook for 30-40 minutes or until soft.

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Rinse, drain, then dry chickpeas. Remove skins for an extra crunchy finish. Mix chickpeas with 1 teaspoon of oil, garlic powder, turmeric, cayenne, salt and pepper. Arrange chickpeas on one side of the baking tray in a single layer.

Cut sweet potatoes into bite sized pieces and place them on the baking tray too. Sprinkle with cinnamon and chili. Bake chickpeas and sweet potato for 25-30 minutes.

Heat up 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large pan, add crushed garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper and cook for 3-5 minutes.

For the tahini dressing mix together tahini, lime juice, maple syrup with a little water.
Add rice, sweet potatoes, chickpeas and spinach to a big bowl and top with the tahini dressing. Enjoy!

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