Vegan, Fair Trade Coconut Chickpea Rice Recipe

A hearty vegan dish that’s flavoursome, filling and fair trade. No faffing around with scales and weights – simply use a cup to measure out ingredients and you’re good to go.

One and a half cups of white rice
One tin coconut milk
One cup cooked chickpeas
Half a red onion
Quarter cup of hazelnuts
One cup tenderstem broccoli
Half cup desiccated coconut
One tbsp coconut oil
One tbsp chilli powder
One tbsp paprika
One tbsp turmeric

(Please note that this recipe cooks enough for two people, so if there are more of you, adjust the quantities accordingly.)

Ingredients in this fair trade and vegan recipe


  • Add your white rice into your saucepan. Wash and drain rice twice to remove excess starch. Toast the rice on a medium heat for a few minutes, then add your coconut milk, stirring regularly for about 15 minutes.
  • While rice is cooking, dice the red onion and coarsely chop hazelnuts and broccoli. After the 15 minutes for the rice, turn the heat off but leave in the pan to steam for a further 10 or so minutes.
  • Heat 1tbsp coconut oil into a non-stick pan on medium heat (top tip: there is often an oily residue at the bottom of your tin of coconut milk, which you can use in place of additional coconut oil!). Add diced onion, chickpeas, hazelnuts, broccoli, pressed garlic, paprika, turmeric, chilli powder and a pinch of salt. Stir regularly for five minutes, then add desiccated coconut.
  • Plate with the coconut rice and enjoy!
Published at: 09-08-2021
Tags: Fair trade recipe organic recipe chickpea recipe vegan recipe