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Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar(Instant pot recipe)

a plate of Instant Pot Curried Chickpea Fried Rice with peas served with a silver spoon

Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar(Instant pot recipe)

This Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar is the perfect homemade food gift that can be made with pantry staple ingredients you might already have! This One Pot recipe be made in the Instant Pot in less than 10 minutes. Gluten-free & refined sugar-free.

a plate of Instant Pot Curried Chickpea Fried Rice with peas served with a silver spoon

Need a homemade gift but don’t want to resort to the old hot chocolate or chocolate chip cookie mix? For a creative and different homemade gift, make my  Curried Fried Rice in a Jar. These cute mason jars filled with rice and a special spice blend are amazing for gifting and especially great for those who don’t love sweets. This is a dump and done recipe. Dump everything in the instant pot with water/stock and salt and close and pressure cook!

The best thing? You might already have most ingredients in your pantry. Just fill your jar with some basmati rice, then grab a small empty spice dispenser and layer the spice mix in it. Then place the little jar with the spice mix into the big mason jar with the rice.

can of chickpea next to a jar with chickpea fried rice mix

With the jar, you want to include a list of ingredients that are needed to be added along with the instructions for making this Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe.  If you want, you could even include a can of chickpeas in the gift bag. There you are: you basically just gifted an amazing dinner or easy lunch that comes together in minutes. Trust me, people will call to let you know how delicious it was.

You can copy and paste the instructions from the blog or, write them out yourself. Handwritten always feels more special.

chickpea fried rice on a white plate with a fork

About the recipe: This curried chickpea fried rice can be made within minutes using an Instant Pot. You can also make it in a saucepan. Instructions are in the notes.

If you like this Dump and Done Instant pot recipe, Pre-Order my Instant Pot cookbook! If you already Preordered, then claim your Bonus #1 that dropped yesterday. It includes a Sneak Peak inside the book, 2 recipes with videos on how to make them, and Instant Pot COOKING TIME CHARTS! You need these extensive charts for quick reference for cooking beans, grains or veggies.
To get the bonus, enter email and order number on the email sign up box on the Book page here and instantly get bonus materials. You need to do this only once. Other bonuses till release will keep dropping into your email automatically.

Vegan Richa’s Instant Pot cookbook cover and Bonuses

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Curried Chickpea Fried  Rice in a Jar for Gifting ( Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe)

Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar is the perfect homemade food gift that can be made with pantry staple ingredients you might already have! This One Pot recipe be made in the Instant Pot or using a regular pot. Gluten-free & refined sugar-free.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time25 mins

Course: dinner

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: chickpea fried rice, curried fried rice

Servings: 4

Calories: 415kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

To add to the jar:

  • 1 1/2 cups (280 g) white basmati rice

For the spices:

  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt You can leave the salt out so people can decide how much they want to add
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or Indian red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, optional or add 1/4 teaspoon oregano and 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • generous pinches of ground clove and nutmeg, optional

For the rest of the ingredients:

  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) can of chickpeas
  • 1 3/4 cups (414.03 ml) of water or vegetable broth or use 1 cup water/broth and 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups (273 g) of chopped quick cooking vegetables of choice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari ,optional

Instructions

  • You need 1 large quart size mason jar and a smaller jar for the spices for this jar gift. We keep the rice and spices separate so that the rice can be washed before using.

  • Add the rice to the large mason jar. To the smaller jar, add all of the spices, and salt if using, and close the lid. (You can add 2-3 teaspoons of your favorite curry powder or garam masala instead of all of the spices) . Add this spice jar to the larger jar.

  • Gift this large jar with a can of chickpeas or any other beans that you want to gift with. Tie up some bows, write the instructions, and gift it.

  • To use this jar, take the small jar out of the larger jar. Empty the rice into a bowl. Add some water and wash the rice, drain, add more water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

  • Open up the can of chickpeas. Drain and wash them and set aside.

  • Oil your instant pot really well then add in your drained rice. Add all of the spices. Add the chickpeas. You can add in your chopped vegetables and soy sauce if using. I like to use a mix of carrots, peas, peppers, beans. You can also add in 1 or 2 chopped tomato if you like. Then add in the water and mix really well.

  • If you want the rice to be really separate then 1 3/4 cup is the amount the water you want to use. The rice will be fluffy like fried rice. If you want it to be softer, then use 2 cups of water.

  • Mix really well then close the lid and pressure cook for 6 minutes. Then let the pressure release for 8 minutes and then quick release.

  • Fluff up the rice really well and then remove the inner pot from the instant pot because the plate at the bottom stays hot and it will keep cooking the rice and can overcook the rice.

  • Serve with some non dairy yogurt or chutneys of choice or any of Dals or curries.

Notes

  • You can also make this into a quinoa-fried rice jar. The cooking time for quinoa will be 3 minutes
  • Saucepan: After soaking and Draining the rice, add the rice and the rest of the ingredients to a saucepan. Add 3 cups of water. Mix really well. Cover and cook at low heat for 18 to 20 minutes.

If you like this Dump and Done Instant pot recipe, Pre-Order my Instant Pot cookbook! If you already Preordered, then claim your Bonus #1 that dropped yesterday. It includes a Sneak Peak inside the book, 2 recipes with videos on how to make them, and Instant Pot COOKING TIME CHARTS! You need these extensive charts for quick reference for cooking beans, grains or veggies.
To get the bonus, enter email and order number on the email sign up box on the Book page here and instantly get bonus materials. You need to do this only once. Other bonuses till release will keep dropping into your email automatically.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Curried Chickpea Fried  Rice in a Jar for Gifting ( Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 415
Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 659mg29%

Potassium 487mg14%

Carbohydrates 84g28%

Fiber 9g38%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 14g28%

Vitamin A 4188IU84%

Vitamin C 11mg13%

Calcium 98mg10%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • white basmati rice
  • For the spices, I like a mix of onion flakes, garlic powder, salt , bay leaves, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, cayenne or Indian red chili powder, ground cardamom, turmeric,  black pepper,  and cinnamon
  • for an especially flavorful fried rice, add in some  poultry seasoning, ground clove, and nutmeg
  • To make this dish, you need a can of chickpeas, water or vegetable broth, and chopped vegetables
  • a bit of soy sauce makes a great addition and makes this taste like restaurant-style fried rice

Tips:

  • you can use Indian red chili powder instead of cayenne
  • white beans or kidney beans can be used instead of chickpeas
  • You can also make this into a quinoa-fried rice jar. The cooking time for quinoa will be 3 minutes

 

ingredients needed for making fried rice in a jar

a recipe card, spice mix, can of chickpeas and a mason jar with rice on a wooden board

How to make Instant Pot Curried Chickpea Fried Rice

To use this jar, take the small jar out of the larger jar. Empty the rice into a bowl. Add some water and wash the rice, drain, add more water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

Open up the can of chickpeas. Drain and wash them and set aside.

ingredients for chickpea fried rice in an Instant Pot

Oil your instant pot really well then add in drained rice. Add all of the spices. Add the chickpeas. You can add in your chopped vegetables and soy sauce if using. I like to use a mix of carrots, peas, peppers, beans. You can also add in some chopped tomato if you like. 1 or 2 chopped tomatoes. Then add in the water and mix in.

broth being added to dry ingredients to make chickpea fried rice

If you want the rice to be really separate then that’s the amount the water you want to use. If you want it to be slightly softer, then use 2 cups of water.

Mix really well then close the lid and pressure cook for 6 minutes. Then let the pressure release for 8 minutes and then quick release.

chickpea fried rice in an Instant Pot

Fluff up the rice really well and then remove the inner pot from the instant pot because the plate at the bottom stays hot and it will keep cooking the rice and can overcook the rice.

chickpea fried rice in an Instant Pot

Serve with some non dairy yogurt, Raita or chutneys of choice or any of Dals or curries.

You can also make this into a quinoa-fried rice jar. The cooking time for quinoa will be 3 minutes

chickpea fried rice with peas and cilantro on a white plate

chickpea fried rice mix in a jar next to a can of chickpeas

How to assemble the jars:

You need 1 large quart size mason jar and a smaller jar to fit the spices for this.

Add the rice to the large mason jar. To the smaller jar, add all of the spices and salt if using and close the lid. Add this to the larger jar.

To your gift set, you can add a can of chickpeas or any other beans that you want to gift with the rice mix in a jar. Tie up some bows, write the instructions, and gift it!

Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)

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Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar(Instant pot recipe)

a plate of Instant Pot Curried Chickpea Fried Rice with peas served with a silver spoon

Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar(Instant pot recipe)

This Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar is the perfect homemade food gift that can be made with pantry staple ingredients you might already have! This One Pot recipe be made in the Instant Pot in less than 10 minutes. Gluten-free & refined sugar-free.

a plate of Instant Pot Curried Chickpea Fried Rice with peas served with a silver spoon

Need a homemade gift but don’t want to resort to the old hot chocolate or chocolate chip cookie mix? For a creative and different homemade gift, make my  Curried Fried Rice in a Jar. These cute mason jars filled with rice and a special spice blend are amazing for gifting and especially great for those who don’t love sweets. This is a dump and done recipe. Dump everything in the instant pot with water/stock and salt and close and pressure cook!

The best thing? You might already have most ingredients in your pantry. Just fill your jar with some basmati rice, then grab a small empty spice dispenser and layer the spice mix in it. Then place the little jar with the spice mix into the big mason jar with the rice.

can of chickpea next to a jar with chickpea fried rice mix

With the jar, you want to include a list of ingredients that are needed to be added along with the instructions for making this Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe.  If you want, you could even include a can of chickpeas in the gift bag. There you are: you basically just gifted an amazing dinner or easy lunch that comes together in minutes. Trust me, people will call to let you know how delicious it was.

You can copy and paste the instructions from the blog or, write them out yourself. Handwritten always feels more special.

chickpea fried rice on a white plate with a fork

About the recipe: This curried chickpea fried rice can be made within minutes using an Instant Pot. You can also make it in a saucepan. Instructions are in the notes.

If you like this Dump and Done Instant pot recipe, Pre-Order my Instant Pot cookbook! If you already Preordered, then claim your Bonus #1 that dropped yesterday. It includes a Sneak Peak inside the book, 2 recipes with videos on how to make them, and Instant Pot COOKING TIME CHARTS! You need these extensive charts for quick reference for cooking beans, grains or veggies.
To get the bonus, enter email and order number on the email sign up box on the Book page here and instantly get bonus materials. You need to do this only once. Other bonuses till release will keep dropping into your email automatically.

Vegan Richa’s Instant Pot cookbook cover and Bonuses

More Rice Recipes:

Print Recipe

Curried Chickpea Fried  Rice in a Jar for Gifting ( Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe)

Curried Chickpea Fried Rice in a Jar is the perfect homemade food gift that can be made with pantry staple ingredients you might already have! This One Pot recipe be made in the Instant Pot or using a regular pot. Gluten-free & refined sugar-free.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time15 mins

Total Time25 mins

Course: dinner

Cuisine: Chinese

Keyword: chickpea fried rice, curried fried rice

Servings: 4

Calories: 415kcal

Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

To add to the jar:

  • 1 1/2 cups (280 g) white basmati rice

For the spices:

  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt You can leave the salt out so people can decide how much they want to add
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne or Indian red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, optional or add 1/4 teaspoon oregano and 1/4 teaspoon sage
  • generous pinches of ground clove and nutmeg, optional

For the rest of the ingredients:

  • 15 ounce (425.24 g) can of chickpeas
  • 1 3/4 cups (414.03 ml) of water or vegetable broth or use 1 cup water/broth and 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups (273 g) of chopped quick cooking vegetables of choice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari ,optional

Instructions

  • You need 1 large quart size mason jar and a smaller jar for the spices for this jar gift. We keep the rice and spices separate so that the rice can be washed before using.

  • Add the rice to the large mason jar. To the smaller jar, add all of the spices, and salt if using, and close the lid. (You can add 2-3 teaspoons of your favorite curry powder or garam masala instead of all of the spices) . Add this spice jar to the larger jar.

  • Gift this large jar with a can of chickpeas or any other beans that you want to gift with. Tie up some bows, write the instructions, and gift it.

  • To use this jar, take the small jar out of the larger jar. Empty the rice into a bowl. Add some water and wash the rice, drain, add more water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

  • Open up the can of chickpeas. Drain and wash them and set aside.

  • Oil your instant pot really well then add in your drained rice. Add all of the spices. Add the chickpeas. You can add in your chopped vegetables and soy sauce if using. I like to use a mix of carrots, peas, peppers, beans. You can also add in 1 or 2 chopped tomato if you like. Then add in the water and mix really well.

  • If you want the rice to be really separate then 1 3/4 cup is the amount the water you want to use. The rice will be fluffy like fried rice. If you want it to be softer, then use 2 cups of water.

  • Mix really well then close the lid and pressure cook for 6 minutes. Then let the pressure release for 8 minutes and then quick release.

  • Fluff up the rice really well and then remove the inner pot from the instant pot because the plate at the bottom stays hot and it will keep cooking the rice and can overcook the rice.

  • Serve with some non dairy yogurt or chutneys of choice or any of Dals or curries.

Notes

  • You can also make this into a quinoa-fried rice jar. The cooking time for quinoa will be 3 minutes
  • Saucepan: After soaking and Draining the rice, add the rice and the rest of the ingredients to a saucepan. Add 3 cups of water. Mix really well. Cover and cook at low heat for 18 to 20 minutes.

If you like this Dump and Done Instant pot recipe, Pre-Order my Instant Pot cookbook! If you already Preordered, then claim your Bonus #1 that dropped yesterday. It includes a Sneak Peak inside the book, 2 recipes with videos on how to make them, and Instant Pot COOKING TIME CHARTS! You need these extensive charts for quick reference for cooking beans, grains or veggies.
To get the bonus, enter email and order number on the email sign up box on the Book page here and instantly get bonus materials. You need to do this only once. Other bonuses till release will keep dropping into your email automatically.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Curried Chickpea Fried  Rice in a Jar for Gifting ( Dump and Done Instant Pot Recipe)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 415
Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g6%

Sodium 659mg29%

Potassium 487mg14%

Carbohydrates 84g28%

Fiber 9g38%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 14g28%

Vitamin A 4188IU84%

Vitamin C 11mg13%

Calcium 98mg10%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients:

  • white basmati rice
  • For the spices, I like a mix of onion flakes, garlic powder, salt , bay leaves, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, cayenne or Indian red chili powder, ground cardamom, turmeric,  black pepper,  and cinnamon
  • for an especially flavorful fried rice, add in some  poultry seasoning, ground clove, and nutmeg
  • To make this dish, you need a can of chickpeas, water or vegetable broth, and chopped vegetables
  • a bit of soy sauce makes a great addition and makes this taste like restaurant-style fried rice

Tips:

  • you can use Indian red chili powder instead of cayenne
  • white beans or kidney beans can be used instead of chickpeas
  • You can also make this into a quinoa-fried rice jar. The cooking time for quinoa will be 3 minutes

 

ingredients needed for making fried rice in a jar

a recipe card, spice mix, can of chickpeas and a mason jar with rice on a wooden board

How to make Instant Pot Curried Chickpea Fried Rice

To use this jar, take the small jar out of the larger jar. Empty the rice into a bowl. Add some water and wash the rice, drain, add more water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

Open up the can of chickpeas. Drain and wash them and set aside.

ingredients for chickpea fried rice in an Instant Pot

Oil your instant pot really well then add in drained rice. Add all of the spices. Add the chickpeas. You can add in your chopped vegetables and soy sauce if using. I like to use a mix of carrots, peas, peppers, beans. You can also add in some chopped tomato if you like. 1 or 2 chopped tomatoes. Then add in the water and mix in.

broth being added to dry ingredients to make chickpea fried rice

If you want the rice to be really separate then that’s the amount the water you want to use. If you want it to be slightly softer, then use 2 cups of water.

Mix really well then close the lid and pressure cook for 6 minutes. Then let the pressure release for 8 minutes and then quick release.

chickpea fried rice in an Instant Pot

Fluff up the rice really well and then remove the inner pot from the instant pot because the plate at the bottom stays hot and it will keep cooking the rice and can overcook the rice.

chickpea fried rice in an Instant Pot

Serve with some non dairy yogurt, Raita or chutneys of choice or any of Dals or curries.

You can also make this into a quinoa-fried rice jar. The cooking time for quinoa will be 3 minutes

chickpea fried rice with peas and cilantro on a white plate

chickpea fried rice mix in a jar next to a can of chickpeas

How to assemble the jars:

You need 1 large quart size mason jar and a smaller jar to fit the spices for this.

Add the rice to the large mason jar. To the smaller jar, add all of the spices and salt if using and close the lid. Add this to the larger jar.

To your gift set, you can add a can of chickpeas or any other beans that you want to gift with the rice mix in a jar. Tie up some bows, write the instructions, and gift it!

Curried Chickpeas and Rice in a Jar (Instant Pot)