Stir-Fried Sausage, Chickpeas and Red Rice

This is my version of beans and rice.
Course Main
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lemons & Anchovies


  • 2-3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 sausages removed from casings I used Chicken Parmesan
  • 1 15- ounce can chickpeas garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 broccoli florets chopped
  • 2 shallots or half an onion, sliced thinly
  • Splash of wine optional
  • Olive or grapeseed oil or your favorite stir frying oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons kecap manis sweet soy sauce or regular soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder not garlic salt
  • salt to taste
  • Chopped Scallions for garnish optional
  • Chili Sauce for topping, optional
  • Plain vinegar for drizzling, optional


  1. Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, crumbling them up in smaller pieces while they cook. This should take 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet add the chickpeas, season with a little salt, garlic powder and paprika. Add a splash of wine (or water) to the skillet to loosen the sausage bits. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chickpeas are toasted and golden, about 4 minutes. Add a splash of oil if you feel you need to. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Add the shallots (or onions) to the skillet, a little oil if necessary, and cook for about 5 minutes or until slightly caramelized. Then add the broccoli and about 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (or regular soy sauce). Stir fry the mixture for about 3 minutes, just until the broccoli pieces are crisp-tender. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Add 1 more tablespoon of oil to the skillet if it's dry then add the sliced garlic. Cook for 30 seconds then add the cooked rice. Stir fry for about 2 minutes over high heat, adding a bit more soy sauce if you like. Add the sausage, broccoli and chickpeas to the rice and stir to combine. Garnish with chopped scallions and top with chili sauce and/or vinegar and serve.