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Lentil Rice Salad

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Ingredients
  Dried lentils 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Long grain rice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped sweet pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Red / Green Variety)
  Shredded carrot 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Sliced green onions 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Snipped fresh basil 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lettuce leaves 4
  Tomato 1 Medium, cut into wedges
  Cheddar cheese 4 Ounce, sliced
Directions

MAKING
1) Wash the lentils well and drain them.
2) In a saucepan, with the uncooked lentils combine 2 cups of water.
3) Bring to boiling and reduce heat.
4) Simmer, covered and cook for about 5 minutes.
5) Add rice and simmer for 15 minutes more.
6) Remove from heat.
7) Let it stand, covered, for 10 minutes more.
8) Drain.
9) Rinse well with cold water.
10) Drain again.
11) Mix lentil mixture, red or green pepper, carrot, and green onions.
12) Add oil, lemon peel, lemon juice, basil, and 4 teaspoon of salt to the Tupperware Quick Shake container.
13) Apply the cap of the container and shake well.
14) Pour over lentil mixture and toss.
15) Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

SERVING
16) Line 4 dinner plates with lettuce leaves.
17) Spoon lentil mixture onto each lettuce leaves.
18) Top with tomato wedges and cheese slices and serve chill.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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