Moroccan Garbanzo Beans with Raisins

Enjoy these wonderful garbanzo beans with raisins that can be served over rice – ready in just 20 minutes that’s perfect for a dinner.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

1 1/3
cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 2/3
cups water
1
tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
1
large onion, sliced
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
cup diced acorn or butternut squash
1/4
cup raisins
1
cup vegetable broth
1
teaspoon ground turmeric
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1
can (15 to 16 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed

  • 1 Cook rice in water as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion, chopped onion and garlic; cook about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except garbanzo beans.
  • 3 Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender. Stir in beans; heat thoroughly. Serve over rice.

Expert Tips

Garbanzo, chickpea, ceci. This bean with many names shares culinary history with Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian and Mexican cultures. Unlike most cooked legumes, this nutty-flavored bean has a firm texture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
88g
88%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.