Chickpea Orzo Pilaf

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  • Serves 4
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 461 calories
    • Fat 14 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 483 mg
    • Protein 18 mg
    • Carbohydrate 68 g
    • Fiber 7 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 75 mg


  1. Check 3tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 1cup chopped onion
  3. Check 1 medium carrot, finely diced
  4. Check 2 garlic cloves, minced
  5. Check 1 1/2teaspoons curry powder
  6. Check 1/2teaspoon dried thyme
  7. Check 1cup orzo (rice-shaped pasta)
  8. Check 5 1/2cups low-sodium chicken broth
  9. Check 1 (15.5-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  10. Check 2tablespoons chili sauce


  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large, deep skillet with a lid. Sauté the onion, carrot, and garlic with the curry powder and thyme until onion is soft. Add the orzo and sauté until the pasta is lightly browned.
  2. Stir in the chicken broth, chickpeas, and chili sauce; bring to a boil. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the stew 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the orzo is fully cooked. (The stew should be a little brothy, not dry.)