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The nutty goodness of slowly browned onions, spices and sweet potato are offset by a burst of fresh cilantro in this chickpea and rice stew. Serve this hearty dish with whole-wheat pita and a salad of sliced cucumbers tossed with yogurt and a pinch of salt.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005


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1 hr 25 mins


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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onions and cook, stirring often, until tender and well browned, 10 to 12 minutes. Add cumin and coriander and stir for about 15 seconds. Add orange juice and broth. Stir in chickpeas, sweet potato, rice and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rice is tender and the sweet potatoes are breaking down to thicken the liquid, about 45 minutes. Season with pepper. (The stew will be thick and will thicken further upon standing. Add more broth to thin, if desired, or when reheating.) Serve topped with cilantro.


Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
339 calories; protein 11.3g; carbohydrates 65.8g; dietary fiber 9.6g; sugars 10.8g; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 0.5g; vitamin a iu 10929.3IU; vitamin c 33.5mg; folate 113mcg; calcium 85.8mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 64.5mg; potassium 781.9mg; sodium 720.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

3 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 lean meat