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A Veggie, Rice and Chickpea Love Affair

What you need: 

Vegetable Mixture:
1 yellow pepper, chopped finely
1 orange pepper, chopped finely
1 green pepper, chopped finely
1 broccoli crown, chopped to florets
1 teaspoon basil
2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons water Rice and beans:
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 cup cooked kidney beans
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons salt

What you do: 

1. Add all vegetables to pan. In a measuring cup, add basil, maple syrup, olive oil and water. Mix, then add to veggies.
2. Cook covered on medium low heat until veggies reach your desired tenderness. For rice mixture, put chickpeas, kidney beans and rice in another pan.
3. In a measuring cup, add garlic, water, oil, lemon juice, oregano, pepper and salt. Mix then add to rice and bean mix.
4. Bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer until the majority of liquid is gone. Add the bean/rice mixture to veggies.
Viola, you have a tantalizing, mouth watering, protein packed stir-fry.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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I'm sorry, but I don't really understand why this recipe has such high reviews.
I think this was one of the most disgusting meals I've made in a long time.
Way too oily, too much lemon juice, and broccoli and garbanzo beans just don't go together at all!
I guess we all have different taste buds....


This recipe sounded so interesting that I had to try it. My husband and I really like spicy asian-style stir fries, but we're staying with family who aren't so keen on the heat as we are, so I tried this out on them last night, and though I'm the only vege in the family, it went down a treat. Good job! :)


I made this tonight and it was very tasty.  I didn't have basil or chickpeas, and didn't substitute anything and it was still great.  Very unique since I'm used to making typical teriyaki style stirfry.  Tasted sort of Thai-esque to me.  Thanks for the recipe!


I loved this recipe, it made the veggies so sweet! I added quinoa for the rice and it worked out so well.  ;)b


delicious! great recipe!


this was absolutley delicious!!  I had to improvise a tad with the veggies (used carrots, zucchini & brocolli) and added some left over fried rice instead of steamed.. but despite my changes, this was awesome.  The sweet sauce mixed with the lemon garlic sauce creates such a wonderful flavour!!  VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

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