Chickpea and carrot tangine

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A quick and easy vegan meal for nights when you want something fast. It's also something I make when I get to the end of my groceries as I always have these ingredients on hand. :D
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • one small onion, diced (or half a large one)
  • one 14.5 oz can chickpeas, drained
  • two carrots, cut into slices
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • good pinch cinnamon
  • good pinch cayenne
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup water
It's best served over rice, so you'll also need:
  • 1 cup rice (anything you like)
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • salt

Step 2: Cook the veggies!

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Put a little olive oil in your pan over medium heat and dump in the veggies. Let them cook for a few minutes, or until the onions get translucent and the carrots begin to soften. :)

Step 3: Add the spices, chickpeas and garlic!

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Stir it together very well and let it cook for a couple minutes. You just want the spices and garlic to get really fragrant - then you'll know you're ready!

Step 4: Add water and simmer!

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Add the water and mix, and let it come up to a boil. Then turn it down to a simmer and cover it. You'll let this cook for about 20 minutes, covered.

Step 5: Make the rice!

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While it simmers, you'll have just enough time to make some rice.

I always do 1 cup of rice and 1 3/4 cup of water - bring the cup of water to a boil with a generous pinch of salt, pour in the rice and turn the heat to low and cover. Cook for 18 minutes, turn off the heat, and let sit covered for an additional 10 minutes and then fluff with a fork.

I don't use any butter or oil, but feel free to add some if you'd like. :)
MaryMahoney2 years ago
Hi. I made this yesterday for my husband and parents. It was a big hit. :) Delicious comfort food. Thank you.
I'm totally going to try this out for dinner on monday!
jessyratfink (author)  T3h_Muffinator3 years ago
Yay! I hope you did. It's my favorite for when I'm feeling super lazy. :D