Who doesn’t love delicious rice bowl dinners, I know I do. Rice and quinoa bowls are all the rage these days and understandably because they are very simple to make and packed with nutrients. Tender spicy chicken, sweetcorn, peas, avocado, shredded carrots are all having a party in this first rice bowl.
Curried chickpeas, sautéed bokchoy, cucumber salad avocado and coconut rice make this bowl the ultimate vegetarian rice bowl. The curried chickpeas are the star of this bowl and the cool cucumber salad balances out the spiciness of the chickpeas. Check out my simple and tasty curried chickpeas recipe below.
Why we love chickpeas
Chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are perfect for meatless meals due to their high protein content. There also great compared to other legumes because they keep their shape and don’t get mushy after long periods of cooking. Last but not least chickpeas are very versatile, they can be used in stews, salads, curries, hummus, delicious rice bowl dinners and lots more. Here are some reasons why chickpeas are good for you.
- Chickpeas contain a good amount of protein with about 15 grams a cup.
- They are a good source of fibre which helps maintain a healthy colon.
- Chickpeas contain vitamins and minerals all which are necessary in keeping a healthy body. They are especially high in folate and manganese.
- If you are a vegetarian chickpeas are a good source of iron for non meat eaters.
If you need more meal ideas be sure to check out more of our delicious dinners here. Let me know if you try the curried chickpeas recipe, you can shoot me direct message or tag me on Instagram. I am always looking forward to hearing from you.