Chick Peas and Rice

  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 2/3 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can chick peas, drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

Bring 1 ½ cups water to boiling in a small saucepan an add rice. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat. In a large skillet, heat oil, and saute onion and garlic until soft, but not brown. Add rice, remaining water, and chick peas, parsley and seasonings. Cover skillet, and simmer mixture over a low heat 15 minutes, or until ingredients are well-flavored.

  • Yields: 6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 ½ hours

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