1 1/2c cooked brown rice
3 slices toast- made into breadcrumbs or 1-1/2c loosely packed breadcrumbs
1 medium onion, minced
1/4c nutritional yeast
1/4c extra virgin olive oil
1/2c walnuts, chopped *opt
1/8t-1/4t-cayenne pepper or chipotle powder (I LOVE Chipotle Powder)
1/4t ground black pepper
up to 1/4c water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, rice, breadcrumbs, onions, yeast, ketchup, oil, nuts*, salt, red and black pepper. Mix with a wooden spoon or clean hands until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Pour out the mixture into a lightly oiled loaf pan. With the back of a wooden spoon, fill out the pan. Top the loaf with the remaining ketchup.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
Remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve with smashed potatoes and sautéed greens; broccoli or kale or a simple salad.
Killer Chickpea Loaf Sandwich
Sandwich bread- (I use whole grain Ezekiel)
fresh baby greens
1″ slice of left over loaf
salt and pepper