Recipe for Greek Style Chickpeas and Rice

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This dish is popular throughout Greece as a simple meal or as part of a larger meal. It goes well with foods such as lamb, as well.

Greek Style Chickpeas and Rice (Revithia kai Rizi) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Greek olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 can cooked chickpeas, drained
  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to Make Greek Chickpeas and Rice:

Add the olive oil to a large saucepan and set the heat to medium. Let the oil heat for a minute and then add the onions. Saute for five minutes, or until the onions soften.

Add the garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add chickpeas and rice and cook together for about two minutes.

Stir in the tomato paste and then the water and add the salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Cover the pan and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the mixture boils, set the heat to low and cook until all the water is absorbed and the rice becomes soft.

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