Moroccan Garbanzo Beans With Raisins Recipe

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Prep Time 20 min
Total Time 20 min
Servings 4

Enjoy these wonderful garbanzo beans with raisins that can be served over rice – ready in just 20 minutes that’s perfect for a dinner.


1 1/3 cups uncooked regular long-grain white rice
2 2/3 cups water
1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cup diced acorn or butternut squash
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (15 to 16 oz) garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed


1. Cook rice in water as directed on package.
2. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion, chopped onion and garlic; cook about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender. Stir in remaining ingredients except garbanzo beans.
3. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until squash is tender. Stir in beans; heat thoroughly. Serve over rice.

Expert Tips

  • Garbanzo, chickpea, ceci. This bean with many names shares culinary history with Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian and Mexican cultures. Unlike most cooked legumes, this nutty-flavored bean has a firm texture.


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