|Chickpeas with fresh tomatoes, broccoli rabe, orzo, all in a light wine sauce, a whole meal in one dish...|
1 or 2 cans 14.5 oz cans chick pea's or dried 2 cups fresh chickpea's made(these were fresh from the crockpot overnight) I love chick pea's so you determine at least 2 cups though.
2 cups of whole tomatoes pulsed in the food processor till leaving chunky or 6 fresh plum tomatoes pulsed in the food processor
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine (I use Chablis)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, oregano, basil, parsley
3 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
plenty of grated cheese
1/2 cup cooked orzo
1 bunch of broccoli rabe stems cut off, cleaned, chopped and boiled till soft around 25 minutes in a pan of boiling water, drain well and set aside.
In a large saucepan add oil saute garlic. Add chick pea's and drained broccoli rabe saute around three minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, wine, herbs. Cover and cook on very low simmer for a half hour.
In a small pan boil orzo pasta. Drain add at the end. Ladle into bowls serve with garlic bread and plenty of grating cheese.