Tirunelveli’s Veri Veri Teriyaki Chickpeas and Rice

Veri Veri Teriyaki Chickpeas and rice is one of those dishes that makes you say, I need to make this at my house!! i first had this at a catering service in tirunelveli ans let me just say it was so good!!  My husband said it several times, as if he was surprised that a meatless dish could taste so good.  We enjoyed this easy vegetarian recipe so much we went back for THIRDS,.  I kid you not.  I barely had enough leftover to photograph for this post. since we all love it so much, we want to share this amazing recipe from the TravelerInfoHub.


Feeds 4

  • 4 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 cup Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Szechuan sauce or hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 cups cooked brown rice
  • pineapple salsa for topping

In a large frying pan, marinate the chickpeas in the teriyaki sauce, hot sauce, and sugar for 5 to 15 minutes.  Turn heat on to medium.  Stir regularly until most of the marinade has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.

Spoon over cooked rice and top with salsa. CHOW DOWN.

The pineapple salsa could be something as simple as chunk pineapple, finely chopped red onion, chopped cilantro and lime juice to taste.

This recipe was an inspiration from The Happy Herbivore cookbook.