So, our plan of attack for provisions on the boat was to stock up on basics like rice, pasta, beans, etc. and then buy fresh produce and such as we were able. Most of our go-to recipes, even before we left the house, seem to involve black beans and spinach (okay, and bacon, too). This one was a new recipe that I tried for the first time after we had moved onto the boat, and I like that it uses most of our go-to ingredients, but the chickpeas help to mix it up a little.
Chickpea Curry with Rice
adapted from Cooking Light One-Dish Meals
2 cups of cooked rice
1 tablespoon oil (I used olive)
1 onion, diced
1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala
2 (15oz.) cans of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 (15oz.) can crushed tomatoes (I used diced)
6 oz. fresh spinach
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon salt (I forgot this, and it was fine without it)
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1. Heat skillet over medium high heat and add oil. Sauté onion about 5 minutes. Add garam masala and stir for about 30 seconds.
2. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, and spinach. Cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally until spinach wilts.
3. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt and salt.
4. Serve over cooked rice and top with cilantro.
This made enough for us for one dinner, and we had leftovers to heat up for lunch the next day. I liked that it was hearty enough without any meat. I tell you, dealing with meat juices and stuff just seems like too much for this little space to handle. I'd probably go 100% vegetarian on the boat if I could get away with it, but I'm pretty sure the Captain would protest. As it was, he gave this one a 6.5 out of 10. Good, but no bacon.
Do you have any favorite vegetarian recipes? How about any that are also super quick and easy?