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Red Lentil Rice

Loaded with flavor, this rice and lentil recipe makes a satisfying side dish accompaniment to grilled meats.

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  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Start to Finish: 35 mins

Red Lentil Rice

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven cook and stir onion, cumin seeds, salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 2 minutes; add rice. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Carefully add broth and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir peas and lentils into onion mixture. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes more or until lentils are just tender. Remove Dutch oven from heat; stir in mint and garam masala. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with Yogurt Raita. Makes 6 main-dish servings.

Yogurt Raita

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber, tomato, mint, salt, and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts (Red Lentil Rice)

    Per serving:
  • 274 kcal cal.,
  • 3 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 3 mg chol.,
  • 827 mg sodium,
  • 50 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 10 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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