Monday, September 29, 2008

Indian Rice and Lentils

I have tried various lentils and rice recipes the last couple of months as I am learning to prepare more and more meatless meals. This is the hands-down winner. Very filling and flavorful. My son ate 3 bowls and my daughter ate 2 (isn't that the best indicator?).

Indian Rice and Lentils (from

6 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. lentils
1/3 c. white rice
1/4 c. brown rice
2 tbsp. butter
1 med. onion, chopped
Salt to taste
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. turmeric
1/8 tsp. cardamom

Saute onion and garlic in butter. Add spices. Cook for 5 minutes, add broth and bring to a boil. Add lentils and brown rice and cook for 20 minutes. Add white rice and cook for 30-40 minutes more. Salt to taste.

If you are truly going vegetarian I'm sure vegetable broth would be great in this. I didn't have the turmeric or cardamom, and it still tasted great. I also didn't salt to taste because the boullion cubes I used for the broth had plenty of salt. Next time I'll have to double the recipe... we ate it all! By the way, this is a really economical main dish (how most of the world eats!).

1 comment:

Angela said...

We want to eat more beans and brown rice here. I'll have to try this!