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Mediterranean ground beef and rice with chickpeas in a bowl
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Mediterranean Ground Beef & Rice

This Mediterranean Ground Beef and Rice dish is made with chickpeas and full of flavor. It's a quick, easy-to-make one pot meal the whole family will love!
Course Entree
Cuisine lebanese, Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 365kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon 7 Spice
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups long-grain white Basmati rice rinsed
  • 3 ½ cups chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley for serving

Instructions

  • In a large pot of medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions and ground beef and season with the 7 Spice and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Cook until the onions are soft and the ground beef is browned, about 5-8 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas and the rice, remaining 1 teaspoon of salt and stir to combine. Pour the chicken broth or water on top.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 15 minutes, until the rice is fully cooked. Remove from heat but keep covered, and allow the steam to continue cooking the rice for 5-10 more minutes.
  • Fluff the rice, sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last up to 4 days and can be reheated on the stovetop.
Substitutes: You can add in whatever vegetables you have to this dish. You can use water or vegetable broth in the place of chicken broth. If you’d like to use quinoa, make sure to decrease the amount of liquid you’re using by 1 cup.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.

Nutrition

Calories: 365kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1143mg | Potassium: 475mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 3mg