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This hearty chickpea stew features classic Moroccan spices like cumin, chili powder, and turmeric.  Serve over hot cooked rice and top with yogurt and cilantro.

Alexandra Jamieson
Recipe by Cooking Light November 2007

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Leigh Anne Ross

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups stew, 1/2 cup rice, and about 1 tablespoon yogurt)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and jalapeño to pan; sauté 6 minutes or until tender. Stir in potato and next 7 ingredients (through broth). Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until potato is tender. Serve over rice. Top with yogurt.

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  • Wine note: With spicy ethnic cuisine, seek out the German grape gewürztraminer, which yields wines with floral and lychee aromas, as well as natural sweetness that makes a perfect foil to the jalapeño and cumin in the stew. Chateau St. Jean Gewürztraminer 2006 ($15), from Sonoma, California, offers classic honeysuckle and melon aromas, with a spice-friendly sweetness and snappy acidity that adds texture to the dish. -Jeffery Lindenmuth

Chef's Notes

Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve over whole wheat couscous instead of brown rice, if you prefer. For milder heat, seed the jalapeño.

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Nutrition Facts

251 calories; calories from fat 14%; fat 3.8g; saturated fat 0.6g; mono fat 1.9g; poly fat 1g; protein 7.3g; carbohydrates 47.5g; fiber 6.8g; cholesterol 1mg; iron 2.2mg; sodium 401mg; calcium 97mg.
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