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
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Red Lentil Rice
Ingredients
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon cayenne pepper
2
1
tablespoon olive oil
1 1/3
cups uncooked basmati rice or long grain rice
2
14 ounce can chicken broth
1/2
cup water
1
cup frozen peas
1/2
cup dry red lentils, rinsed and drained
1/4
cup snipped fresh mint
1
teaspoon garam masala
1
recipe Yogurt Raita
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
1
6 ounce carton plain yogurt
3/4
cup chopped, seeded cucumber (1 small)
1/2
cup chopped, seeded tomato (1 medium)
1
tablespoon snipped fresh mint
1/8
teaspoon salt
 
Dash ground black pepper
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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