Chickpea Pilau Recipe

OK, so the instructions my husband gave me for how he made this sound really bizarre to me, but I have faithfully reproduced them at his insistence that it has to be done exactly this way.

In a large pot, combine:

  • 900 mL vegetable broth
  • 1 L water
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • salt as desired

Bring pot to a boil, and then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.

Add:

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 & 1/2 cups uncooked rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked vermicelli

Cook covered on low for 15-20 minutes.

This is the weird part. Turn off the heat, and place the covered pot in the oven (that’s not on) for 20-25 minutes. Then put the covered pot back on the almost cooled burner for 20-25 minutes.

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