Chickpeas with Brown Rice, Mushrooms, and Thyme

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 1 h 30 min 4
Chickpeas with Brown Rice, Mushrooms, and Thyme
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Incredibly flavorful rice, chickpeas and seasonal mushrooms combine to make an easy dinner the whole family will love.


1 1/2 cup Chickpeas, raw (soaked overnight & drained)
1 pinch Salt and pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp Olive oil
227 gm Cremini (Italian) mushroom (cut into quarters)
2 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1 small Yellow onion (diced)
1 clove(s) Garlic (large cloves; finely minced)
2 tsp Thyme, fresh (chopped)
1 cup Brown rice, short-grain, dry
1/2 cup White wine
1 1/2 cup Chicken broth (stock), low sodium
1/2 tsp Kosher salt


1. Add the butter and chopped mushrooms to a pot and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the diced onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until it begins to color and become tender. Add garlic and thyme and cook for 1 minute.
4. Stir in the brown rice and chickpeas and cook for 1 minute, or until lightly toasted. Add the white wine, turn the heat up to high and cook, stirring often, for 2 minutes, or until almost all of the liquid has evaporated.
5. Pour in the stock and salt. Bring the mixture up to a boil, lower to a gentle simmer, cover and cook 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes or so to make sure your rice isn’t sticking.
6. After one hour, check to make sure the rice is cooked through (stoves vary); if it’s not quite there, cook for another 10 minutes. Once the rice is cooked through, turn off the heat and let the pot sit, covered, for 10 minutes to rest before serving.



Advanced Preparation

1 day prior, Chickpeas, raw 1 1/2 cup

Cover chickpeas with 3 cups water and let soak overnight.





Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 589
Calories from fat 138
Calories from saturated fat 45
Total Fat 15.3 g
Saturated Fat 5.0 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5 g
Cholesterol 15.5 mg
Sodium 564 mg
Potassium 1262 mg
Total Carbohydrate 88 g
Dietary Fiber 11 g
Sugars 10.9 g
Protein 19.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.6
Meat Alternative 1.9
Vegetables 4.3

Energy sources