Wild Rice with Artichokes and Chickpeas


  • 1 cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and quartered
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, toasted
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt, to taste


In a medium saucepan, bring the vegetable broth (or water) and wild rice to a boil, over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer until the rice is cooked, about 40-45 minutes.

While the rice cooks, heat the olive oil in a large cast iron skillet. Add the chickpeas and sauté, over medium-high heat, for 10 minutes. Remove to a mixing bowl. In the same skillet, add a tad more oil and add the artichoke hearts, cut-side down. Sprinkle with some sea salt and cook a few minutes over medium-high heat, turning halfway, until edges start to brown, about 5-6 minutes total. Remove to the same mixing bowl as the chickpeas. In the same skillet, add the tomatoes, cut-side down. Let them sear nicely until they develop a nice char, then turn them. Sauté 2 minutes more then remove to the mixing bowl.

When the rice is cooked, drain, if necessary. Add to the mixing bowl. Add the sunflower seeds, the lemon juice, and some more sea salt, to taste. Bon appétit!

Keywords: wild rice, artichokes, tomatoes, chickpeas

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