Looking for a super easy meal to make for dinner tonight? Well, look no further! This 5-ingredient recipe will satisfy both your taste buds and stomach, thanks to some seriously filling chickpeas, brown rice, and asparagus.
- 1 cup brown rice
- Chicken (or vegetable) broth
- 15-ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- Bunch of asparagus
- Pecorino Romano or other full-bodied cheese
- salt + pepper to taste
Cook brown rice in chicken (or vegetable) broth as directed by rice instructions.
Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces and steam.
Any time I steam veggies, I nuke them in the microwave in a Pyrex bowl with a lid. Sometimes I’ll add a splash of water as well as a little bit of salt and pepper, but usually I just pop the veggies in it and cook. It’s seriously the easiest way to steam veggie ever. FYI: I nuked the asparagus for this recipe for 5 minutes and it came out perfectly.
When the rice and asparagus are finished cooking, combine them with chickpeas, salt, and pepper.
Top dish with grated Pecorino Romano and serve!
Recipe makes about 4 servings.