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Chickpea Mediterranean Rice Recipe

This tasty dish is made with hearty chickpeas and Mediterranean flavors that are healthy and delicious.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Chef Nichole


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 14 ounces chickpeas can, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red onion medium, chopped small
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers chopped small
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 3 cups brown rice cooked
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste no sugar added
  • 1 roma tomato small, chopped small
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles fat-free
  • 1 lemon cut into 4 wedges


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Once hot, add the chickpeas, onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often until onion is soft.
  • Stir in the roasted red pepper, oregano, rice, and tomato paste. Heat until hot, stirring frequently. Spoon into serving dishes and top with roma tomato and feta. Squeeze the juice from the lemon wedges on top and serve.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 286mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9