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Saucy Pumpkin and Chickpeas with Jasmine Rice

Chunks of pumpkin, fire-roasted tomatoes, and chickpeas bathed in a flavorful sauce gives this vegan dinner recipe delicious eye appeal.

Chunks of bright orange pumpkin, fire-roasted tomatoes, and chickpeas bathed in a flavorful sauce gives this vegan dinner recipe delicious eye appeal.
Chunks of bright orange pumpkin, fire-roasted tomatoes, and chickpeas bathed in a flavorful sauce gives this vegan dinner recipe delicious eye appeal.

Saucy Pumpkin and Chickpeas with Jasmine Rice

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup jasmine rice

  • 2 cups water or vegetable broth

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 onion, halved, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups diced pumpkin (or other winter squash or sweet potatoes)

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

  • Pinch of red pepper flakes

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger

  • 1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed, drained

  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley


Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring rice and water or broth to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pumpkin and stir a few times. Cover skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 4 minutes.

  3. Add coriander, cloves, and pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir and cook 1 minute.

  4. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring often, for about 1 minute.

  5. Stir in tomatoes and broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until pumpkin is soft.

  6. Stir in chickpeas and cook for 5 minutes to slightly reduce the sauce. Stir in parsley.

  7. To serve, pour rice onto a serving platter and top with pumpkin mixture.


Note: For a lighter, lower-carb version, omit the rice and serve with a few pita triangles.

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