Coconut Ginger Rice with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas & a Garlic Yogurt Drizzle (Gluten-Free, Vegan Option)

This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner!

This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal


If you've never had oven roasted chickpeas before, then you are really missing out! With a Turkish spice blend and a dash of olive oil for extra crispiness, these spicy roasted chickpeas are a true delight! While incredibly delicious on their own (they make a great healthy snack), they also make a divine accompaniment to this coconut ginger rice, and are never not delicious with a garlic sauce.

When I threw this little fusion bowl together, I admittedly found myself very pleased with the melding of flavors & textures, and I certainly wasn't complaining about the aesthetics either!

If you are looking to kick things up a notch in the flavor department, and want a fully satisfying, healthy, and beautiful meal, look no further--this delicious dish will transport your taste buds to blissful contentment...

This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal
This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal
This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal
This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal
This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal
This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner! #rice #lunch #dinner #healthy #coconut #ginger #spicy #turkish #chickpeas #garlic #yogurt #sauce #roasted #glutenfree #vegan #meal

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Coconut Ginger Rice with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas & a Garlic Yogurt Drizzle (Gluten-Free, Vegan Option)
This Coconut Ginger Rice Bowl with Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas and a drizzle of Garlic Yogurt sauce makes for one super delicious, healthy, and filling gluten-free vegan lunch or dinner!
Ingredients
  • Coconut Ginger Rice:
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas:
  • 2 cups chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp freshly ground coriander
  • Garlic Yogurt Drizzle:
  • 6 tbs plain Greek yogurt (for vegan option, this dish works great with a coconut milk based yogurt!)
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Instructions
Combine all Coconut Ginger Rice ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, turn to low & simmer until done (in this case, the rice I used took 40 minutes).Spicy Turkish Roasted Chickpeas: Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Combine cooked, rinsed, drained chickpeas (that have been patted dry) in a bowl with oil & spices. Toss to coat. Place chickpeas on a parchment lined cookie sheet & bake for 30 minutes, or until desired crispiness is achieved, giving the pan a shake halfway through.Garlic Yogurt Drizzle: Whisk all of the above ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle with a small spoon, or serve as a dipping sauce accompaniment. Top off your bowl with a sprinkle of dried or fresh cilantro, then dig in!Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2-4 servings