Greek Lemon Rice with Chickpeas is an amazing one-pot dish!  It is full of great Mediterranean flavors and is packed with so many herbs and veggies.  You’ll think you’re somewhere warm and sunny when eating this dish 🙂

The recipe can be found here.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Make sure you have a large ovenproof skillet to use.  You will start by heating ingredients on the stove and will eventually move the skillet into the oven, so you want to make sure you are using something rated for oven use.  I used a large cast iron skillet, but a Dutch Oven would also work well.

Prep all of your ingredients.  Chop the onion, mince the garlic, drain and rinse the chickpeas, chop the sun-dried tomatoes, chop the dill, slice the lemon, slice the olives, and slice the tomatoes.  Whew!  I think that covers it all!  Set all the ingredients aside.

In a large ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent.  Add the garlic and oregano and cook for another minute.  The mixture will be very fragrant, and your kitchen will start to smell amazing!  Add the white wine and stir to combine.

Add the rice and stir to combine.  You do not need to pre-cook the rice.  It will cook while in the skillet.

Add the chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, oil from sun-dried tomato jar, dill, salt, and pepper.  Mix everything together.

Add the vegetable broth and stir.  And finally, add the lemon wedges to the skillet.

Tightly cover the skillet with aluminum foil and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the rice is fully cooked.  Add an additional 5 minutes if the rice is not fully cooked.

Remove the foil and add the olives, cherry tomatoes, and spinach.  Stir to combine then place the foil back on the skillet.  You want the skillet to sit for about 5-7 minutes to allow the spinach to wilt.

Remove the foil, stir again, and serve warm.  Add additional salt and pepper to taste.

The recipe can be found here.

This is a great vegetarian meal to enjoy on Meatless Monday or any day of the week.  It’s also vegan if you have dietary restrictions or lead a vegan lifestyle.

Happy Cooking!

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