Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice

I read recently that the majority of readers of food blogs are other food bloggers. Another study found that most readers of food blogs were young females who were, more often than not, in a relationship and without children. Whoever you are, thanks for reading!

I am definitely someone who falls into the category of a food blogger who reads food blogs. I subscribe by email, or by RSS feed, or the blogger is in my Twitter feed. I am happy that I read this recipe on someone else’s blog, because it sounded so good that I made it. I made a couple of changes… added turmeric to the rice and swapped green beans for the snow peas. It was so good! and easy too.

Here’s what happened.

Started by getting the ingredients together.

Here’s the ginger, leeks, red pepper, green beans.

Ginger, leeks, red pepper, green beans.

Ginger, leeks, red pepper, green beans.

Chickpeas.

Chickpeas.

Chickpeas.

While making the curry, cook the rice.

Rice, rinsed.

Rice, rinsed.

Rice, cooking.

Rice, coconut milk,

Rice, coconut milk, water, turmeric and salt.

Back to the curry part.

Do some vegetable prep.

Prepare the green beans.

Prepare the green beans.

Slice the red peppers.

Slice the red peppers.

Start with coconut oil, then add leeks, red pepper, salt and pepper.

Leeks, red peppers, salt and pepper added to coconut oil.

Leeks, red peppers, salt and pepper added to coconut oil.

After 5 minutes of cooking, add the garlic, ginger and red curry paste.

Ginger, garlic and red curry paste are added.

Ginger, garlic and red curry paste are added.

More cooking, more additions… green beans and coconut milk. Another 5 minutes of cooking, then the chickpeas and cilantro go into the pan.

Green beans, coconut milk, cilantro and chickpeas are cooking.

Green beans, coconut milk, cilantro and chickpeas are cooking.

The rice is finished.

Coconut rice.

Coconut rice.

So is the curry.

Chickpea curry.

Chickpea curry.

Serve it. Eat it. Enjoy it.

Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice.

Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice.

The original recipe is here:
http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/07/easy-chickpea-curry-with-coconut-rice/

Easy Chickpea Curry with Coconut Rice
Yield: serves 2 to 4
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Coconut Rice

1 1/2 cups jasmine rice

1 1/2 cups light canned coconut milk

1/2 cup water

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/2 tsp. turmeric
1/4 tsp. salt

Chickpea Curry

1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil

2 leeks, cleaned, trimmed and sliced

1 red pepper, sliced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tsp. freshly grated ginger

2 Tbsp. red curry paste

1/3 cup green beans, trimmed and cut in half
1 14-ounce can coconut milk

2 cups canned chickpeas
, rinsed and drained

Directions

Coconut Rice

Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat and add rice, coconut milk, water, turmeric and salt. Stir, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and let cook for 15-18 minutes, until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork, then stir in coconut oil.

Chickpea Curry

While the rice is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil. Stir in the leeks, red peppers, salt and pepper and stir to toss. Cover and cook until the vegetables have slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Add in the garlic, ginger and curry paste and stir to coat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in the green beans and coconut milk. Increase heat and bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas and cilantro and cook for 5 minutes more. Taste and season additionally if desired.

Serve immediately with the coconut rice!

http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/07/easy-chickpea-curry-with-coconut-rice/

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