Spiced Basmati Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas and Raisins

Spiced Basmati Rice Pilaf with Chickpeas and Raisins

Lightly spiced basmati rice fried with chickpeas, herbs and raisins
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 561kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 brown onion (200g)- sliced
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 2 cans chickpeas- drained
  • 500 g cooked basmati rice
  • tbsp extra virgin olive oi
  • 60 g raisins or currants
  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley- chopped
  • 1 handful fresh coriander- chopped
  • fried eggs (optional)
  • long red chilli- chopped (optional)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 2-3 minutes or until softened
  • Add the cumin seeds, curry powder and drained chickpeas. Season with salt and quickly toss for 1-2 minutes or until the chickpeas start to crisp.
  • Add in the cooked basmati rice, and toss until evenly combined. Turn off the heat
  • Drizzle over with the extra-virgin olive oil, add the raisins or currants, parsley and coriander. Stir through until evenly combined
  • Transfer onto serving plates, and top with a fried egg and sliced red chilli (optional). Serve warm


561cal | C 70.9g | F 20.7g | P 17.7g

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