Rice~ Lentil & Spinach Pilaf
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Rice~ Lentil & Spinach Pilaf
  Rice    Spinach    Pilaf    Vegetarian    Lentils  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:20:25 AM. Recipe ID 52150. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Rice~ lentil & spinach pilaf
 Categories: Vegetarian, Main dish, Ornish
      Yield: 4 Servings
    1/2 c  Green lentils
      1 c  Basmati rice
      2 c  ;water
    3/4 c  Vegetable stock
      2    Onions; chopped
      2    Garlic cloves; minced
      4    Celery stalks; chopped
      2 ts Ground cumin
    1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
           Grated zest of 1 lemon
      1 c  Peeled tomatoes; diced (opt)
      4 c  Fresh spinash; well washed;
           -cut in 1/2-inch strips
  Wash the lentils, place them ina saucepan, and cover with cold water.
  Bring toa boil, reduce the heat and cover the pan. Simmer for 25 to
  40 mintues, until tender but still al dente. Drain.
  Bring the rice and 2 cups of water to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer
  about 20 minutes, covered, until the rice has absorbed all of the
  liquid. Set aside.
  Bring the vegetable stock to a boil in a saucepan. Add the onions and
  simmer until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic,
  celery, cumin and cinnamon and simmer for 5 minutes longer. Add the
  lentils and lemon zest and optional tomatoes to the pan. Heat through
  and then stir in the greens. When the greens are tender, fold the
  lentil and greens mixture into the rice. Season with salt and pepper.
  Note: You may make this ahead of time and place in a baking pan,
  cover with foil, and warm in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Cooked
  cubes of carrots or butternut squash may also be added to this
  Serving size: 2 cups; 169 cal; 1.2 g fat; 0 mg chol;
    162.3 mg sod

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Recipe ID 52150 (Apr 03, 2005)

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