This fragrant turmeric rice bowl topped with leftover spiced roasted root vegetables and chickpeas is inspired by flavors from India for an easy, vegetarian dinner.

Sylvia Fountaine
Source:, April 2017


Recipe Summary

25 mins
50 mins


Vegetables & Chickpeas


Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare rice: Combine water, rice, raisins, olive oil, onion powder (or garlic powder), turmeric, cinnamon, pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until the liquid is absorbed, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, to prepare vegetables & chickpeas: Heat coconut oil (or ghee) in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add chickpeas and cook, stirring, until crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garam masala (or curry powder) and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add roasted root vegetables, sugar (or honey), salt and pepper; cook, stirring often, until heated through, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.

  • Serve the vegetable mixture over the rice, topped with yogurt (or tahini). Garnish with herbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

671 calories; protein 15.9g 32% DV; carbohydrates 107.2g 35% DV; exchange other carbs 7; dietary fiber 14.4g 58% DV; sugars 18.2g; fat 23g 35% DV; saturated fat 12.9g 65% DV; cholesterol 0.9mg; vitamin a iu 2941.1IU 59% DV; vitamin c 20.6mg 34% DV; folate 175.4mcg 44% DV; calcium 138.9mg 14% DV; iron 4.7mg 26% DV; magnesium 88.3mg 32% DV; potassium 767.6mg 22% DV; sodium 709.4mg 28% DV; added sugar 2g.

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5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
This dish was seriously good! The rice was absolutely perfectly flavored and the root vegetables were very good. Note: The root vegetable recipe makes about 3 cups of vegetables while this recipe requires 1 cup. I ended up making half a recipe of the root vegetables and a single recipe of this dish so the ratio of root vegetables was very slightly higher but still not a bad ratio. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is delicious!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I DID make this recipe and I loved it! The rice particularly was delicious. I've shared it with my FB audience and the general consensus was DELICIOUS! Read More