Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Chickpea Patties

Again, I digress from my "chocolate cake" search momentarily to present a very satisfying and healthy dish.  This comes from the magazine Recipes+ and is great for all you vegetarians out there! Pop it on some bread for a burger, or serve with a salad for an easy midweek meal.  To change this recipe up a bit, keep the rice and chickpea base and add in a varitey of vegetables to nutritionally bolster this recipe.  This will make 4 large patties. 

Ingredients
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 small brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed
1 cup booked long-grain brown rice (ie. cook about 1/3 cup brown rice to get this)
1/4 cup sundried tomato pesto
+ flour for dusting

Method
Heat oil in a large frying pan over moderate heat.  Add onion; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until soft.  Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute or until fragrant.  Cool slightly.  Process onion mixture, chickpeas, rice and pesto until combined, scraping down side of bowl with a  spatula occassionally.  Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 10cm in diameter.  Lightly dust patties with flour.  Spray a large non-stick frying pan with oil.  Add patties; cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden.  Serve as a burger pattie, or alongside a salad.

8 comments:

  1. This would make a gorgeous starter - they look delicious - so flavoursome :)

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  2. Brittany, you look after us well, giving us a variety of foods. Too much chocolate might not be good for our waistlines. This does look quite tasty.
    Genie

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  3. I ♥ chickpeas! Thanks for the recipe.

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  4. What a lovely way to start a meal. I'll really have to give these a try. I'm experimenting with chickpea flour right now, so anything chickpea related catches my eye. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  5. Hubby and I are nearly vegetarian these days- these sound perfect!

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  6. This looks so delicious. I am always looking for things to make for dinner that are healthy. Thanks for sharing it:)

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