READY IN: 25mins SERVES: 6


5 cups cooked rice
1⁄2 lb ground beef or 1⁄2 lb ground lamb or 1⁄2 lb ground turkey
1⁄3 cup diced onion
3 garlic cloves
1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
seasoning, are to taste
1⁄2-3⁄4 teaspoon allspice
1⁄3 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon seasoning salt (more if desired) or 1 tablespoon salt (more if desired)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1⁄4 cup diced red pepper (for color) (optional)


  1. Set cooked rice aside.
  2. In a pot combine onions,chopped garlic,seasonings and ground meat and brown, try to keep the meat from forming large clumps, you want it taco meat in consistency, so keep stirring often.
  3. Once its almost brown add drained can of chick peas and let meat brown.
  4. When meat is browned drain any remaining fat from pan and add rice and stir until well blended.

Enjoy– (variation to it can be to substitute chick peas for mixed can of mixed veggies).

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