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Vegetarian Chili With Rice

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Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1 Large, chopped
  Carrot 1 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Sweet green pepper 1 Medium, cored, seeded, and chopped
  Dried lentils 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), rinsed and sorted
  Chili powder 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Low sodium tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz), chopped (With Their Juice)
  Chickpeas 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cooked and drained
  Cooked black beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained
  Cooked pinto beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained
  Long grain rice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
Directions

In a heavy 6 quart Dutch oven, heat the vegetable oil over moderately low heat for 1 minute; add the onion, carrot, garlic, and green pepper, and cook, covered, for 10 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.
Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, and tomatoes, along with a small amount of water if the mixture appears thick.
Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the chick peas, black beans, and pinto beans, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
Before the chili is done, cook the rice following package directions, omitting the salt.
Ladle the chili over it and serve with a green salad.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy

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