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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