Transform a bowl of brown rice into a Middle Eastern salad with the addition of chickpeas, mint, cumin and dates. The flavors really jazz up this healthy side dish.The dates in this recipe provide plenty of appetite-suppressing fiber, while the brown rice and chickpeas pack more than 4 grams of RS per serving.



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  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Remove from heat, and stir in chickpeas, cumin, and salt. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

  • Combine rice, onion-chickpea mixture, dates, mint, and parsley in a large bowl. Toss well until thoroughly combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.


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Nutrition Facts

380 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 5.5g; poly fat 1g; protein 8g; carbohydrates 67g; fiber 8g; cholesterolmg; sodium 360mg; resistant starch 4.1g.