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COOK TIME: 10 MINUTES
2 cloves garlic, crushed
7 oz green beans, trimmed
2 cans chickpeas (17 oz/3 cups)
1 tbsp cornflour or arrowroot powder
Brown rice, to serve
Sweet and Sour Sauce
2 tbsp maple syrup
1⁄4 cup tamari
1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
1 tbsp tomato paste
1⁄2 cup water
Add garlic to a nonstick frying pan and sauté for around 2 minutes. Then, add the green beans and sauté for around 3 minutes more, until softened.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce by stirring together the maple syrup, tamari, rice vinegar, tomato paste and water.
Add the chickpeas, sauce and cornflour to the saucepan. Cook on low-medium heat for around 5 minutes, until the sauce has thickened. Serve immediately with brown rice.