Not only is this pilaf a good source of carbohydrates, it is also low in fat and high in protein and a good source of folate. The high fibre content will keep you satisfied and stop you going back for more.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large red onion, finely chopped
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
350g green cabbage, cut into 2-cm chunks (about 6 cups)
3⁄4 cup brown rice
1 can (400g) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup canned no-added-salt tomatoes, chopped with their juice