Middle Eastern-Style Chickpea Rice Bowl

with garlic crema

Prep & Cook Time: 10-15 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Medium

Cook Within: 4 days

Contains: Milk

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In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 15½ oz. Canned Chickpeas
  • 8 oz. Cooked White Rice
  • 4 oz. Mixed Diced Peppers
  • 4 oz. Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes
  • Info
    2 oz. Creme Fraiche
  • ½ oz. Harissa Spread
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced Garlic and Parsley
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
  • ¼ oz. Cilantro
  • 1 tsp. Adobo Seasoning

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • Meatlovers! If using protein, cook in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat with 1 tsp. olive oil. If using diced chicken breasts, pat dry. Stir occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes. If using steak strips, pat dry, coarsely chop, then separate pieces. Stir occasionally until steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes. Add protein to rice bowl as desired.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Drain and rinse chickpeas.

    Stem cilantro and reserve whole leaves.

  2. 2

    Cook the Vegetables and Chickpeas

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add diced peppers to hot pan and stir occasionally until slightly softened, 5-7 minutes.

    Add minced garlic and parsley (reserve 1/2 tsp. for crema) and stir occasionally until lightly browned, 30-60 seconds.

    Add chickpeas, tomatoes, harissa (to taste), and a pinch of salt. Stir often until heated through and slightly reduced, 2-3 minutes.

    Remove from burner.

    While vegetables and chickpeas cook, continue recipe.

  3. 3

    Heat the Rice

    Carefully massage rice in bag to break up any clumps. Remove rice from packaging. Combine rice, mirepoix base, adobo seasoning, and a pinch of salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave uncovered until heated through, 2-3 minutes.

    Carefully remove from microwave. Rest, 2 minutes.

    Fluff rice with a fork.

    While rice rests, continue recipe.

  4. 4

    Make Crema and Finish Dish

    In a mixing bowl, combine crème fraîche, a pinch of salt, 1 tsp. olive oil, remaining minced garlic and parsley, and 1 Tbsp. water. Set aside.

    If too thick, add additional water, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping rice with vegetables and chickpeas and crema. Garnish with cilantro. Bon appétit!

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