Chickpea Orzo Pilaf

Chickpea Orzo Pilaf
Maria Robledo
RealSimple.com
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Serves 4
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
35
minutes

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.)
Susan Quick
April 2000

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 461
  • Calcium 75 mg
  • Carbohydrate 68 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Fat 14 g
  • Fiber 7 g
  • Iron 4 mg
  • Protein 18 mg
  • Sat Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 483 mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.

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