Chickpea 'Orzo' - Protein & Fiber

by Helen Ryan
Chicpea rice pasta recipe

I probably ate two servings ‘cause I was starving! That’s about 22g of protein and 10g fiber just in the chickpea ‘rice’ alone.

Chickpea pasta or rice are great options for vegans to get extra protein (though this recipe is vegetarian, not vegan, because I love cheese). There are several brands of chickpea pasta. I got the Banza at my local supermarket.

  • 1 pkg Banza chickpea rice
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sprinkle of garlic powder (or more if you want)
  • Add (more) salt and pepper to taste

Boil rice according to package. Drain. Add the other ingredients. Done! I added more Parmesan on top (because I love cheese. Did I mention that?)

Published October 18, 2020