Fried Brown Rice with Chickpeas, Green Beans and Herbs

A simple and hearty lunch or a healthy side dish of fried brown rice with chickpeas, green beans and fresh herbs.

Total cook time will reduce to about 25 minutes if rice is made in advance.

– uncooked short grain brown rice – chickpeas  – green beans – shallots – parsley – cilantro


Cook brown rice. Can be made ahead of time and is actually recommended if possible. While rice is cooking, boil a pot of salted water for blanching green beans.

Cook green beans for about 2-3 minutes depending on their size. When they’re crisp tender move to a bowl of ice water.

Heat 1 tsp bacon fat over medium heat and add chickpeas along with  spices, stir gently to coat the chickpeas with spices and cook just  until fragrant and warmed. Move to a large bowl.

Rinse and wipe out pan, bring back to medium heat and add 1 tbs bacon fat or olive oil. Add cooled rice and press into a single layer in pan.

Season with about 2 pinches of salt, a 1/4 tsp aleppo pepper and a few grinds of black pepper. Let it cook undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes so  rice can start to fry.

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