Root vegetable, chickpea and apricot casserole
Time to make: 7 hrs 15 mins
( Hands-on time: 15 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
4 large carrots, halved lengthwise, cut in 3-4cm lengths
3 large parsnips, halved lengthwise, cut in 3-4cm lengths
2 cups peeled, diced pumpkin (3-4cm cubes)
1 large red onion, cut in wedges
1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
1 tablespoon Moroccan seasoning
1 1/4 cup salt-reduced liquid vegetable stock or water
2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes with chilli
2 x 400g cans chickpeagarbanzoXsgarbanzosX, drained, rinsed
4 cups cooked brown rice
2 cups baby spinach
6 tablespoons low-fat plain yoghurt, to serve
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 1g
Dietary fibre 15g
1 Turn slow cooker on to low. Place all the ingredients except brown rice, spinach and yoghurt in slow cooker bowl and mix thoroughly. Add 1 1/4 cups water.
2 Cover with lid and cook for 6-7 hours, stirring once or twice if possible during cooking time.
3 Layer serving bowls with brown rice and spinach then spoon over casserole. Serve with a dollop of yoghurt.
Make it gluten free: Check Moroccan seasoning, stock and flavoured tomatoes are gluten free.
You will need a large slow cooker to best accommodate all the ingredients.
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