Vegan Chickpea Curry & Basmati Rice Meal Prep
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Vegan Chickpea Curry & Basmati Rice is our fast, easy and healthy take on a very popular recipe, curry. Loaded with plant-based protein and fiber from chickpeas, a flavorful curry sauce that is made with only 5-ingredients and then served over soft and fluffy aromatic basmati rice. This meal prep curry recipe will be a new favorite if you are looking to keep your meals fast and flavorful.
This Vegan Chickpea Curry & Basmati Rice Meal Prep is extremely easy and surprisingly addictive. To be honest, the whole recipe kind of took us by surprise when it came to flavor, ease, and nutrition. Although we love our plant based meals, we are more apt to gravitate towards a dish that is higher in protein from meat sources. But, with more and more health articles popping up about adopting a plant based diet, we knew we needed some additional meal prep recipes to keep us from getting bored. Truth be told, this recipe was so good we ended up eating it for lunch and dinner one day. Honestly, how can you go wrong with a 15-minute meal?
The curry sauce is made with just 5 ingredients. Five ingredients that you can pick up at any local store. It’s rich, yet healthy. Savory with a hint of sweet. The perfect balance of all flavor profiles. It’s just what you would want in a sauce recipe.
After the sauce is made you have only two final steps.
- Add your chickpeas to the sauce before simmering
- Heat up your VeeTee Basmati Rice to round out the prep
While we let the sauce simmer and the basmati rice cook, let’s chat a bit about how easy meal prep can be when you have a rice like VeeTee on hand! Did someone say meal prep in 2 minutes? Double hands up for that!
We used the basmati rice in this Vegan Chickpea Curry meal prep recipe because, like all of their products, VeeTee Rice turns out soft and fluffy, plus the basmati rice has the perfect aromatic flavor for this Indian inspired dish. But, the rice varieties from VeeTee are endless (almost!). They come in over 9 different varieties:
- Thai Jasmine
- Long Grain
- Whole Grain
- Whole Grain & Quinoa
- Thai Lime & Herb
- Peri Peri
- Spicy Mexican
You know what variety means, right? Endless meal prep possibilities so you don’t ever get bored eating! All of the rice varieties are GMO and BPA free, plus vegetarian-friendly and the first 6 are also vegan-friendly. Can you see why they are one of our favorite meal prep items to have on hand? Just image this recipe made with their Whole Grain & Quinoa. It would be a vegetarian meal preppers protein dream. 😉
You can use the rice as a side dish, part of the main dish like we did in this vegan chickpea curry recipe or as a complete main dish. Add some beans and salsa to your favorite rice and you have a complete meal that is vegan-friendly and made up of a food pairing (rice and beans) that create a complete protein.
Uh oh, two minutes has definitely flown by! It sounds like it is time to grab the VeeTee Rice from the microwave and our chickpea curry off the stove and finish meal prepping! Whoever said meal prepping had to take all day and be bland clearly didn’t have VeeTee basmati rice and this vegan chickpea curry recipe on hand. 😉
Vegan Chickpea Curry & Basmati Rice Meal Prep Ingredients:
1 can tomato sauce (15 ounces)
1 cup full fat coconut milk
4-6 tbs red curry paste (more or less depending on how strong you would like the flavor)
1/4 tsp liquid stevia or 1 tsp coconut sugar (or sugar of choice)
juice of 1 lime
salt & pepper, as desired
2-15 ounce cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2 packages Vee Tee Basmati Rice
- 15 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup red curry paste
- 1 tsp Coconut Sugar or 1/4 tsp liquid stevia
- salt & pepper as desired
- 1 lime juiced
- 30 ounces chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 2 packages Vee Tee Basmati Rice
- fresh herbs for garnish
- Add all ingredients from tomato sauce through salt/pepper to a medium pan and mix
- Set pan over medium heat
- Add in chickpeas
- Allow curry sauce and chickpeas to come to a slow simmer
- Cook for about 5 minutes or until heated
- Add in lime juice and mix
- While curry sauce is heating microwave your basmati rice
- Evenly divide basmati rice between 5 meal prep containers
- Place the rice on one side of the container and the chickpea curry on the other side of the container
- Top with fresh herbs
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days