I felt the first tickle in my throat and quickly put together a healthy lunch in hopes of warding off a cold. Too little, too late.
Better Luck Next Time Chickpeas & Rice
Cook rice using method of choice. (Today is exactly why I have Trader Joe’s Frozen microwave rice in the freezer.)
Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to a saute pan on medium heat.
Rinse and drain chickpeas. Add to pan and saute until golden brown. Be careful, depending on how soft your canned beans are, they can go off like firecrackers as they cook. I have no idea what happens if you use soaked beans. Good luck.
Plate smoking hot rice and 1/2 cup* or more of the chickpeas in a bowl and toss with fresh spinach so that it wilts. Add oil, vinegar, and seasonings to taste.
* I always make the entire can of beans because Nico and I like to snack on them. You can always cook what you need and reserve the rest for another use.