Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Chickpea, rice & sweet potato stew

My husband doesn't like eating rice. 
I missed eating rice.
So this dish came about.
He likes rice when its served actually "in" part of the meal - just not separately.

I have my rice fix. He doesn't eat plain rice. Everyone happy :-)

I love how simple this meal is & yet its wonderfully satisfying. It is also quick to make which means I can get it done no matter what the day has delivered.
It reheats well & since we're a home of leftover lovers it suits us quite nicely.
It could easily be doubled if you need extra.

In a large stock pot combine:

1 chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic (or 2 squashed garlic cloves)
1 chopped green capsicum
1 chopped carrot
1 corn cob, kernels removed
1 tin drained chickpeas
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 chopped medium size sweet potato
800g tin diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon each: thyme, paprika, marjoram, sage

Cover, bring to the boil & then simmer for 15 minutes until the sweet potato is tender but not fallen apart.

Yep, its really that easy!

Serves 6


  1. My husband is exactly the same - he loves rice, but only when it's well disguised under sauce or within a dish :P Sadly, he also doesn't like chickpeas or sweet potato so I don't think this dish will help in our house, but I would certainly love it!

    1. Oh no! Boy it can be hard finding things that both us and our spouses eat hey! Why are men so difficult to feed ;-)

  2. I cook up rice and freeze it in zip lock bags ( enough for one) and when I want rice and hubby wants potato I pull out one of my bags of rice and zap it in the microwave. It's also handy for work.

    1. Jo you are wayyyyyyyyyy too clever!!!!!!!!!! I often have a big tub of precooked rice in the fridge but never thought to freeze it! Must try this - thanks for the tip :-)

  3. This is so my kind of winter food! I was just looking for some recipe ideas to nourish me and this looks like the one to try! Yum yum yum. Thanks Sandy xxx

    1. Yay glad it has fulfilled your need! Happy eating - let me know if you like it :-) xxx