Thursday, June 17, 2010

Family Recipe - Garbanzos with Spinach and Rice

Matt and I eat a lot of fresh baby spinach...and we love buying it the big, 2-lb plastic clamshell at Costco (so cheap!)...but, sometimes we run into trouble finishing it all before it spoils.

This easy recipe is a great one for using up that extra spinach (and you can buy the garbanzos at Costco too!).


1.5 c brown rice
6-oz fresh baby spinach
2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans, drained
1 medium onion
3 tbs olive oil
2 c water
  1. Cook rice according to package instructions
  2. Dice onion and saute in olive oil over medium heat in large saute pan
  3. Once onion is softened/translucent, add garbanzos to saute pan. Add water. Bring to boil, then cover and simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  4. When garbanzos are nearly done, add spinach to saute pan and recover. Steam spinach for ~5 mins.
  5. Remove garbanzos from heat and drain excess water.
  6. Add rice to garbanzos and spinach.
  7. Season with whatever you have on-hand: salt, pepper, basil, oregano, curry, paprika, etc.

*Note: this time we used kale rather than doesn't look at pretty, but it's what we had in the fridge.

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