Vegan Orange Chickpeas and Rice

Vegan Orange Chickpeas and Rice

This recipe is a great plant-based or vegan version of orange chicken. These orange chickpeas and rice have a bright, sweet flavor but this chickpea bowl is full of protein and fiber. This is a quick 15 minute dinner, if you use precooked chickpeas.

dried chickpeas

The longest part of this recipes for us was juicing the oranges. To make using dried chickpea more accessible, we cook a larger batch and freeze them for convenient use. Chickpeas will last in the fridge for 5 days, and 6 months in the freezer. We do cook our dried chickpeas to al dente, because we prefer the texture.

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Comments 9

Paul on

Not quite the same as orange chicken, but we liked it. I added about a cup more garbanzo beans to the sauce than the recipe called for.

Doug on

My wife and I finally got around to trying this recipe tonight. It sounded delicious, yet it was a bit of a disappointment for us. We really enjoy the flavors of the beans and legumes with rice. The texture of the beans was good, but the flavor of the chickpeas and the steamed vegetables was lost in this recipe. If you like orange marmalade, then you will probably like this. We enjoy a good marmalade, but not when it overpowers everything else.

Doug on

Would it be possible to make it a policy to ALWAYS include the number of servings in your recipes? For a household of two it would REALLY BE HELPFUL! It’s bad enough that when you do, that we have to make our own conversions, but not knowing where to start just makes it worse! PLEASE!

Laurie on

Number of servings?

Phil on

I first saw this recipe on Jan 27th, but I did not have any fresh ginger. I now have ginger, so I cooked a batch today. While clearing off the kitchen counter, I noticed the bag of brown sugar. Since the instructions on your original recipe did not tell when to add the brown sugar, I had not added it. I thought for a moment. How can I add the brown sugar and get it to dissolve completely after the bean recipe was already cooked and ready to eat. My solution was to add some crushed pineapple that I had leftover from another recipe. It was good.

Carol O'C on

This was SO GOOD. I wasn’t sure where to add the brown sugar so just added it to step 4 and it worked out perfectly. I think next time I’ll cook the garbs half way in water and then the second half in the pan with everything so maybe it flavors them more. Man, incredible, thanks, it was a great alternative to the usual dinner.

MaryEllen Suvie Morris on

Oh wow..I can’t wait to make this.
I’m always looking for new vegan recipes so that I don’t fall into that same old same old routine.
Thank you for this recipe!

Santiago on

Sounds awesome! Will definitely try it.

NC on

Sounds delicious. How many does it serve?

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