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During my last visit, I found a new & exciting product at Costco, this pedon more than rice Riced Chickpeas & Lentil. I’ve reviewed the pedon more than pasta Yellow Lentil Spaghetti and loved it so I had to try this to review.
You get a 900-gram box of the riced chickpeas & lentils for $10.79 Canadian. This includes one large 840-gram bag of riced chickpeas & lentils and three 20 gram spice packets.
The riced chickpeas & lentils need to be prepared on the stovetop. This makes an easy, protein-packed, gluten-free side dish! It goes really well with pork chops, chicken and fish. You can also use it to make a vegetarian power bowl with some fresh greens, vegetables, nuts and seeds. The best before date listed on my box is about eight months from the date I purchased the pedon more than rice.
1/4 cup is 160 calories, one and a half grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, three grams of fibre, two grams of sugar, nine grams of protein and 320 mg of sodium. I love all of the healthy ingredients except for the cane sugar that is in the spice packet.
I really wanted to love this but I can’t say it was my favorite. The texture is amazing, tastes more like orzo to me than rice but I liked it. You can definitely taste a hint of chickpea and lentil flavor but it’s not overpowering at all. What I didn’t like was the spice packet, I found it way too sweet tasting. It kind of tasted a bit like a sweet curry. Next time, I’m going to try making this without the spice packet and just add my own seasonings because I really did love the texture and flavor of the riced chickpeas & lentils.