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Spinach with Chickpea Rice Bowl

This spinach with chickpea rice bowl makes a delicious and vibrant meal.
4 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, Gluten-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Iron Rich Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Quick & Easy, Rice & Grains
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 612 kcal


  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 large frying pan


  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 small red onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 250 ml vegetable stock
  • 2 Tbsp crunchy almond butter
  • 200 g baby spinach
  • 200 g can chickpeas
  • ¼ to ½ tsp garam masala
  • lemon juice
  • salt


  • 175 g basmati rice
  • 350 ml water
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt


  • chopped almonds
  • fresh chilli
  • fresh coriander


  • Heat 2 Tbsp of vegetable oil in a saucepan. Add finely chopped onion, grated garlic cloves and roughly chopped tomatoes. Fry gently until soft.
  • In the meantime, place the rice, turmeric, 1 tsp of salt and 375ml of water in a saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to medium and cook covered for 10mins or so until all the liquid has been absorbed. When done, remove from the hob and fluff the rice with a fork. Leave covered until ready to use.
  • Add freshly grated ginger root, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground cinnamon and chilli flakes. Fry gently for a couple of minutes.
  • Stir in the vegetable stock and almond butter. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Simmer gently to thicken the sauce.
  • Add chickpeas to the spinach mixture. Season to taste with garam masala, lemon juice and salt.
  • Serve the rice topped with the spinach and chickpea mixture. Top with chopped almonds, chilli and coriander.


Calories: 612kcalCarbohydrates: 107gProtein: 21gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 2083mgPotassium: 1491mgFiber: 14gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 12034IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 308mgIron: 8mg
Keyword chickpeas, rice, Spinach
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