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Caribbean Spinach Rice with Hearty Chickpea Curry

July 21, 2009

Spinach Rice and Chickpea Curry

I know what you must be saying, ” oh another curry post” but not all curries are created equal. I had this recipe for my book but I may still include it anyways but it is always good to release 1 or two recipes so that people can know what you are really about. My chickpea curry is a slow cooked curry which the sauce  eventually soaks into the chickpeas infusing it with great flavour. The flavour notes are different from the Indian curries and the taste is out of this world and the good news is that no matter where you are in the world you can do this recipe as it does not call for so called “exotic” ingredients.

My mom always use to give me spinach rice as a healing food when I was sick as a child. I would usually have this with steamed fish and when I ate this spinach rice I would always start to feel better. Spinach and rice are so great together and even this would please picky eaters. I used Basmati rice for my spinach rice  but usually in the Caribbean they use a shorter grain rice. When you ask most people in Barbados what their favourite rice is spinach rice would either be 1st or second after green peas and rice. Sometimes if you cannot get spinach  you can you bok choy and this is great too.

I know many people may read this blog and look at the pretty pictures but sometimes never want to make my dishes as they look like a lot of work but this one is not. Do make this dish when you get a chance as it is easy and flavourful and to me this dish is very Caribbean and you would really enjoy it it is very light so you won’t feel overly stuffed when you are eating it. So lets cut the long talk and get on to the recipe 🙂

Plate View of Curry

I made  a lovely rustic wheat loaf today that I tested twice and I can tell it is a no fail sandwich loaf recipe. I will post that on Thursday or Friday so look out for that so you can try it this weekend. I am so proud of this loaf recipe and I do not think I was ever proud of a recipe like that because cooking came so naturally but this one is a keeper and I worked  a little to get the texture just right. So check back on Thursday or early Friday morning for the recipe.

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 22, 2009 3:28 am

    I would never say “oh, another curry post”. Because curry is the best food in the world. Your version sounds lovely.
    P.S. I added you to my blogroll, too.

  2. July 22, 2009 8:31 am

    I could eat curry everyday, so I will ALWAYS enjoy a curry post 🙂

    I want to try the chickpea curry–that looks right up my alley! I even think I have everything needed already in my cupboard!

  3. July 22, 2009 10:29 am

    You can never, ever, have too many curry posts – chickpea curries are the best, hands down!

  4. July 22, 2009 12:48 pm

    You are so right, there are so many ways to make curry and yours looks really good. I like the spinach rice, never thought of that one.

  5. July 22, 2009 4:56 pm

    There can never be too much curry! Seriously, you could post about curry every single day and I would still stop by to salivate!

  6. July 23, 2009 12:20 am

    Thanks for the comment! I just recently found your blog, and it’s amazing! Can’t wait to try some of these recipes – love the Caribbean theme.

  7. Taymer permalink*
    July 23, 2009 10:31 am

    Thanks for visting Mike. Be sure to let me know how they turn out when you try them

  8. July 28, 2009 2:51 am

    It truly looks good. The presentation is really awesome!

  9. January 22, 2010 1:09 pm

    This sounds great, I plan to try it tonight to go with my curry goat but I am still new to curry cooking. Can you please tell me what is prepared mustard? Is it any ole mustard or should I make my own?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Taymer permalink*
      January 22, 2010 2:49 pm

      prepared mustard is american mustard

  10. Michele L permalink
    January 12, 2011 3:01 pm

    I am trying to find your chick pea curry recipe and the spinach and rice recipe but not having much luck can you direct me where to find it?

    ty
    M

    • Taymer permalink*
      January 12, 2011 3:06 pm

      It is in Caribbean Vegan on Amazon I had to take down some recipes that were going to be in the book because there would be no point in the book if ever single recipe is on there…

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