Meatless Monday’s – Coconut Curry Chickpeas

Coconut Curry Chickpeas over Jasmine Rice – Another easy “Meatless Mondays” recipe for you! 

The coconut milk in this recipe makes this a very creamy dish – I love it! I personally was in the mood for something spicy, but since we were sharing with our two year old who does not like hot foods, I omitted spice and just smothered my plate in Siracha. If you are a spice lover I would load this up with some cayenne pepper and chill flakes and I think it would turn out just perfect!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Uncooked Jasmine Rice
  • 1 Can Chickpeas/Grabanzo beans
  • 1 Can Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 Jar Thai Green Curry Paste (see picture below)
  • 2 Shallots, sliced (can sub in 1 onion if you don’t have shallots)
  • 1t Ginger paste or fresh crushed ginger)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1T Olive Oil
  • 1t Garlic Powder (add more to taste if desired)
  • 1/2t Salt
  • 1/2t Pepper

Directions:

  1. In a small pot, boil 2 cups water and start your rice. Follow the directions to cook the rice on the rice package. I feel like this is something I don’t need to explain, but the internet sometimes make me question if I do 🙂
  2. On a separate burner in a large skillet, warm your olive oil, then toss in your shallots. Cook about 3 minutes until they are starting to release flavor.
  3. Add your garlic. Stir, and cook about 2 more minutes.
  4. Add your coconut milk, curry paste, and ginger paste to the skillet. Bring the mixture to a simmer to thicken, about 5 minutes. Do not boil.
  5. Lower heat. Strain your can of beans, and toss into the coconut sauce.
  6. Season to taste with garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Serve your peas and sauce in a bowl over rice. Enjoy!

Side note – if you wanted to add a little more dimension to this vegetarian meal, I think some sauteed bites of sweet potato would go well with the chickpeas. It of course does not have to be a meatless meal – you can simply serve this over a cooked chicken breast with rice, if you prefer some animal protein in your diet!

Cook your own amazing thai dinner

Easy ingredients and great flavors!
The finished dish, garnished with a little kale 🙂
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