Rice and Chickpea Casserole with Tomatoes

Wednesday is Recipe Day at CookingManager.Com.

chickpeas for chickpea casserole with rice and tomatoesToday’s recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, easy and delicious. The morning after I made this, my six-year-old asked if she could have some of the leftovers.

Serves 4-6


  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1.5 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
  • 1.5 cups brown or white rice
  • 3 fresh, ripe tomatoes, cubed (substitute canned if you like)
  • 1 can drained chickpeas, or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce (for gluten-free)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth or water


  1. Heat oil and saute onions in a large saucepan for about 5 minutes.
  2. You can saute the garlic with the onion, or add it after the rice.
  3. Add rice and continue to brown, another 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Bring to a boil, stir, and cover.
  6. Lower the heat and cook for 18 minutes for white rice, 30 for brown.

Photo credit: fnogues


  1. Aviva_Hadas says

    could/would you substitute canned tomatoes. (This seems like a pantry dinner & I am more likely to have canned than fresh tomatoes at the ready.)

    • Aviva_Hadas: You could, but it won’t be as good. I’m spoiled as fresh tomatoes are fairly cheap here year round.

  2. Right now I’d probably use canned tomatoes as the fresh ones are either very expensive or tasteless.
    Did tyou see that Vegetarian recipes on FB has a similar recipe today, albeit a bit more complicated.
    By the way I realized this blog wasn’t in my blogroll so I have just added it.

  3. Ilana, thanks for adding it to the blogroll. That link didn’t work for me.

  4. I have just tried it (from your blog) and it works but it didn’t earlier on from FB. There must be problems somewhere.

  5. You don’t saute the garlic with the onions?

    (BTW, I tried to add this as a comment on your facebook page but it wouldn’t let me add a comment. Others have, how can I?)

  6. the upside to canned tomatoes is that they’re peeled. I have this thing against tomato peels in cooked food.

  7. I like those Hunt’s fire roasted canned tomatoes. At least in the US they are far better than fresh (tasteless) tomatoes this time of year.

    I’ve seen a variety of this with spinach and then an egg cooked on top. Yum, I’m getting hungry.


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