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Middle Eastern Rice with Spiced Chicken and Chickpeas Recipe

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With the sunshine out, and outdoor activities in full swing, we are all looking for quick and easy meals that limit our time in the kitchen. The good news is that you can put flavourful meals on the table in 15 minutes, thanks to spices that most of us already have in the pantry and Minute Rice ready to serve rice cups.

Ingredients

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  • 4 (125 g each) Minute Rice Cups Ready to Serve Long Grain & Wild Rice – Fine Herb
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 lb (500 g) ground chicken
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) paprika
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; cook chicken, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper, stirring, for 5 to 8 minutes or until chicken is browned.
  3. Stir in chickpeas and tomatoes; bring to simmer. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Serve with rice. Sprinkle with parsley.
  4. Tip: For a vegetarian option, replace chicken with ground tofu.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Recipe %DV
Recipe Size 751g
Calories 1221  
Calories from Fat 609 50%
Total Fat 68.44g 86%
Saturated Fat 14.68g 59%
Trans Fat 0.32g  
Cholesterol 390mg 130%
Sodium 1517mg 63%
Potassium 3012mg 86%
Total Carbs 62.41g 17%
Dietary Fiber 14.1g 47%
Sugars 0.59g 0%
Protein 93.13g 149%

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