Middle Eastern Inspired Rice Delight

A Flavorful Fusion of Black Beans and Chickpeas

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Middle Eastern Inspired Rice Delight

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 35 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 50 minutesServings:8 servingsCalories:453 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Discover a harmonious blend of Middle Eastern spices with rice, black beans, and chickpeas. This nutritious and delicious dish is perfect for any meal, offering a delightful combination of flavors and textures.



  1. Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about a minute. Incorporate the rice along with the cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne pepper. Stir continuously for 5 minutes, then add the stock and bring it to a boil. Lower the heat, cover the pan, and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, cook the ground turkey in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until it is evenly browned and crumbly.
  3. Carefully mix the cooked turkey, garbanzo beans, black beans, cilantro, parsley, and pine nuts into the prepared rice. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.


  • – For a richer flavor, you can use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth if you’re not strictly vegan or vegetarian.
    – Adjust the level of cayenne pepper to your spice preference.
    – This dish can be made ahead and reheated, making it great for meal prep.
Keywords:Middle Eastern, Rice, Black Beans, Chickpeas, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Healthy

Can I use a different type of rice?

Yes, you can use other types of rice, but cooking times may vary.

How can I make this dish spicier?

Increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add a chopped chili pepper.

Can I add other vegetables to this recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to add vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, or peas.

How should I store leftovers?

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Is this recipe freezer-friendly

Yes, you can freeze this dish for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.

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