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Red Lentil Rice

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 35 mins
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  cloves garlic, minced
  • 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 274,
  • Fat, total (g) 3,
  • chol. (mg) 3,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 50,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 10,
  • sodium (mg) 827,
  • Potassium (mg) 333,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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