Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie For Dinner

This creamy chickpea pie is a very tasty meal that does take a little extra time to prepare but it is worth it. The great news is that it is dairy-free meaning it is vegan and gluten-free too!

Delicious chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are a wonderful superfood full of health benefits are and are a culinary healthy treat! Hummus made from them is delicious.  Have you ever eaten falafel? Did you know that their main ingredient is chickpeas? Add chickpeas to your salads, soups, and stews adding high nutritional value to your meals and a very good protein too.

This Creamy Chickpea Pie is full of healthy ingredients.

Delicious chickpeas also known as garbanzo beans are a wonderful superfood full of health benefits are and are a culinary healthy treat! Hummus made from them is delicious.  Have you ever eaten falafel? Did you know that their main ingredient is chickpeas? Add chickpeas to your salads, soups, and stews adding high nutritional value to your meals and a very good protein too. Check out this article to learn more about Chickpeas are Full of Amazing Health Benefits.

To get the tastiest and least gas-forming chickpeas, it is best to cook your own. See this research done on the best taste of chickpeas. It is best to prepare them from dried beans.

Beans can be challenging to the digestive system due to their high fiber and starch. Learn 7 Ways To Avoid Gas from Beans.

I am quite fastidious about how to cook beans and lentils as I do not like experiencing the common thing we all associate beans with…GAS! I now feel good after eating beans and lentils because there is not all that gas and smelly farts.

It is easy to cook beans but it requires planning ahead of time. Learn how to cook beans, see my recipe. How To Cook Beans and Lentils To Prevent Gas

Brown rice is the whole rice grain with just the first outer layer (husk or hull) removed through milling. It retains its fiber and germ which contains vital nutrients. Brown rice is gluten-free, balances your energy, and lowers your cholesterol.  It is high in fiber, and a  great source of manganese which is essential for energy production, antioxidant activity, and sex hormone production.

This recipe calls for cooked brown rice: Cooking Long & Short Grain Brown Rice – Recipe

Tahini is an important ingredient in this recipe to make it creamy. I like this one very much Kevala Organic Tahini because it is Organic, Kosher, and bottled in glass to keep its freshness so no plastic. Also, it is made in a facility that processes only sesame seeds so if you are sensitive to peanuts you don’t have to be concerned.

WHO recognizes that Onions help relieve symptoms such as coughs, congestion asthma, and respiratory infections. Onions are full of protective phytonutrients, vitamins, trace minerals, quercetin (an important flavonoid), chromium, and unique anti-inflammatory nutrients.

These tiny sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. During the Middle Ages,  they were worth their weight in gold for many good reasons.  They are high in protein, great for the skin, good for digestion and respiratory health among many other health benefits.

PS: I like to use Raw Organic Sesame Seeds and buy lots at the same time at a good price.

Also, I always use Himalayan Salt which is a salt that is actually healthy for you!

Time to Make Creamy Chickpea Pie

Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie

This chickpea pie is a very tasty meal that does take a little extra time to prepare but it is worth it. The great news is that it is dairy-free meaning it is vegan and gluten-free too!
This pie is full of healthy ingredients.
Course Main Course
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword brown rice, chickpeas, creamy, dinner, main course, pie, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

Pie Filling

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cardamon
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
  • 4 Tbsp tahini light
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt

Pie Shell

  • 1 cup cooked short grain brown rice
  • 2 Tbsp chickpea flour
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 - 2/3 cups water

Instructions

Pie Filling

  • Cook the chickpeas from this recipe: How To Cook Beans and Lentils To Prevent Gas
  • Chop the onions.
  • Saute the onion, cumin, coriander, and cardamom in a little vegetable oil.
  • Add the chickpeas, salt, and tahini.
  • Mix together, adding more water if necessary for a creamy sauce.
  • Set aside.
  • Add Himalayan salt to taste.
  • Pour into the Rice Pie Shell.
  • Bake at 450º for 25 – 35 minutes.

Pie Shell

  • Oil a pie pan well
  • Sprinkle the pan with the sesame seeds.
  • Add a little water to the rice and chickpea flour so that it forms a sticky dough-like mixture.
  • Press the rice into the pan to form a pie shell.
  • Pour in the Creamy Chickpea Pie Filling.
  • Bake at 450 F for 25 - 35 minutes.

Notes

Find out more about these healthy ingredients: onion, chickpeas, Tahini, Himalayan Salt,short-grain brown riceSesame Seeds, water
PS: I like to use Raw Organic Sesame Seeds and buy lots at the same time at a good price.
This recipe calls for cooked brown rice: Cooking Long & Short Grain Brown Rice – Recipe

I hope you enjoyed my chickpea pie!

Try these other delicious recipes:

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Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus

 Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus – This is a traditional Middle Eastern Hummus dip; it is a blend of garbanzo beans, garlic, olive oil, and tahini. A great dip for a party or picnic. Who doesn’t enjoy delicious hummus? The other great thing about this dip is that it is dairy-free and gluten-free too.

Cardamom/Coconut Rice Pulao– This pulao has a unique flavour because of the cardamom and fried cashews and sultanas. Coconut is added to give a nuttiness to the pulao. It is important to use ghee instead of vegetable oil as this also gives it a wonderful flavour.

Sweet Bell Peppers Stuffed with Wild Rice – This sweet bell peppers stuffed with wild rice recipe is a favourite of mine. It’s yummy, beautiful, and nutritious! The recipe is vegan and gluten-free too.

 Delicious Wild Rice Risotto with Corn and Mushrooms – This is a delicious wild rice risotto that is very simple to make. The addition of mushrooms and corn makes it extra yummy.

 Tasty Tempeh Burgers are Vegan and Gluten-free – These tempeh burgers are tasty and a very good source of protein for dinner. They have all the health benefits of B12. You can make them into burgers with buns or what I do is have them with a salad or steamed vegetables.

Delightful Pumpkin Stew For One of Your Fall Meals It is fall, so it’s ‘Stew’ time and I think you’re going to love this ‘Vegan Pumpkin Stew’ recipe! Fall is when I start making lots of vegan stews because they are heartening, nourishing and so easy to make. I have to say that summer is my favourite season, but there is so much beauty at this time of the year. I love walking amongst the beautiful fall leaves.

 Vegan Curry Recipe that is Delicious and Easy to Make – This vegan curry recipe is delicious and so easy to make! It is full of nutritious superfood vegetables and spices that your body loves. Also, if you are like me and don’t like hot spicy food, you can make this curry without it being hot.

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14 thoughts on “Creamy Chickpea and Rice Pie For Dinner”

  1. anastasia riley

    Hi there,

    I am starting my 2 year old on a gluten-free/dairy free diet as he has alopecia. Where can I get more of your recipes and do you have a variety from sweet to savory?

    Thank you

  2. Quite an interesting recipe; however, I’m wondering if by substituting Millet for Brown Rice would that achieve a more (or much more) alkaline forming diet. Any thoughts?

  3. Anastasia, all the recipes (main courses and desserts) on this site are sugar free and gluten free so look through the recipes and try ones out that you would like to make. I am working on a cookbook which will be out later this year.

  4. Ted, it will be challenging to make the millet stick together for form a pie. Short grain brown rice has a sticky quality. If you really want to try it with millet then I cook the millet in more water 1 cup millet in 3 cups of water and add more 1 more Tbsp of chick pea flour. https://www.realfoodforlife.com/how-to-cook-perfect-millet

  5. This looks incredible but I don’t have the required ingredients. Would it be a bad idea to experiment with some interpretation? I’m thinking of substituting quinoa for rice, black beans for chickpeas, and hummus for tahini. I have the spices. And I’d like to follow the same instructions.

    1. Hi Maria, This was Diana’s recipe but I made this recently and took the photo.
      PLEASE DO experiment and let us know how it tastes!
      They all sound like good ingredients.
      I’d like to hear how the quinoa ‘crust’ turns out texture wise since well cooked rice has a certain stickiness which helped for this recipe.

  6. sheila niermeier

    Looks like a great recipe……What would make it even greater for me, is a carb countfor the recipe or at least the filling. Those of us her are carb addicted can’t rely on “is high in protein”. We have to balance every meal…I know it is a lot to ask….

  7. In the rice pie shell part of your recipe, it says 1/2 to 1/2 cups water. I don’t understand how much water you are suggesting. Thank you.

  8. Maria, the problem with substituting quinoa, is that it does not stick together well millet stick together for form a pie. Short grain brown rice has a sticky quality. If you really want to try it with quinoa then cook it in more water and add more 1 more Tbsp of chick pea flour. Let me know how it turns out and love to see a photo of it. 🙂

    Nancy, thank you for letting me know. I just corrected the water quantity. We have a recipe proofreader starting soon which is what I need. As I create the recipes, I often change quantities and even the ingredients during the 2 – 5 times of making the recipe.

  9. Hi Diana, Thank you so much for your emails, I live in Australia and I have followed you with much interest for over a year now and love receiving snippets of your knowledge and information. I would like to know, if I were to put a teaspoon of sesame seeds into my morning green smoothie would I receive the full benefits or do they have to be crushed like Flaxseed? I watched your informative little video about flaxseed recently and now add a heaped teaspoon to my smoothies.
    Thanks once again
    JodieLee 😉

  10. Hi Jodi, happy to hear you are learning from what we send out.
    Sesame seeds would be best ground too if your blender does not grind them up.Great to hear you are adding flax seeds now. I love flax seeds.

  11. Tomato puree and garlic would be a fantastic addition to this. Or ginger garlic paste. I also add a pinch of turmeric. Bay leaf while cooking chickpeas. You can make black chickpeas simply adding a tea bag to the water while boiling. Remove it later. Or tie up whole spice like bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon in a white cloth and immerse it in water to add more fragrance.
    Thanks for sharing the pie version. I must try it.

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