A spicy and adaptable recipe by Jill Nussinow, "The Veggie Queen" (theveggiequeen.com). You can add other vegetables like potatoes at the beginning or chopped spinach at the end. Wrap it up in a multigrain tortilla and enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or a snack!!
- 2 teaspoons canola oil or 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄2 cups onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger, finely minced
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 small hot pepper, finely minced
- 1 cup brown lentils or 1 cup green lentil, soaked, rinsed, and drained
- 1⁄2 cup basmati rice or 1⁄2 cup other long grain rice
- 3 cups water or 3 cups broth
- 1 tablespoon curry powder
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
- 1 cup diced tomato (fresh or canned)
- 3 -4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped for garnish
- hot sauce or chutney, to taste
- Pour the oil into a medium or large saucepan with a lid over medium heat. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and pepper. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Cook until onion begins to slightly soften, about 5 minutes.
- Add lentils, rice, curry powder, and water. Stir well.
- Cover the pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 35 minutes.
- Remove from heat, add peas to pot, replace cover and let sit undisturbed for 5 more minutes.
- Add tomatoes and salt and fluff with a fork. Transfer to a serving plate. Top with cilantro. Serve immediately.
This was a pleasure for tonights dinner. It's solid and satisfying while being very light in fats. And I just noticed as I write this that I totally forgot the peas and tomatoes. I think that they would have been a great addition, LOL. Well, having admitted what an idiot I am, all I can say is that the lentils, rice and seasonings where yummy by themselves and quite filling.
This was fabulous!!!! I loved it! Yes I didn`t make as directed but I`m sure it would have been just as good when following the recipe. I used brown rice adding it to 3 1/2 cups water for 20 minutes before adding red lentils (I really thought I had brown lentils which would be just as grand as what I enjoyed)and then cooked for 20 more minutes. I used Crosse & Blackwell hot mango chutney, which was very good and the cilantro is a must! Thank you for the healthy wonderful eats!
Great dish! We loved the combination of flavors and textures in this. I used homemade mango chutney. Very filling. Thanks for sharing! Veg*n Swap 26