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Lentils And Rice

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Lentils are the "dahling" of Indian cusine. Here, they're spiced up with ginger, red pepper, garlic and many other flavor-packed ingredients.
Ingredients
  Green onions 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (8 medium sized)
  Chopped ginger root 1 Tablespoon (chopped finely)
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), finely chopped
  Vegetable broth 5 1⁄4 Cup (84 tbs)
  Dried lentils 12 Ounce, sorted and rinsed (1 1/2 cups)
  Powdered turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped (1 large sized)
  Shredded coconut 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped mint/2 teaspoons dried mint leaves 2 Tablespoon (fresh)
  Hot cooked rice 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Fat free yogurt 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (plain)
Directions

1. Spray 3-quart saucepan with cooking spray. Cook onions, gingerroot, red pepper and garlic in saucepan over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender.
2. Stir in 5 cups of the broth, the lentils, turmeric and salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, adding remaining broth if needed, until lentils are tender.
3. Stir in tomato, coconut and mint. Serve over rice and with yogurt.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Rich
Method: 
Stir Fried
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
55 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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