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Spiced Rice with Lentils

  • 1 cup basmati rice (or other long grain)
  • 1 cup split mung dal (Indian & ethnic markets will supply this..)
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 med onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 dried red chile
  • 3/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • lemon wedges
Sort, wash and soak rice, drain. Sort wash and drain the dal (in similar fashion as you would any legume).

In Lg no-stick saucepan, heat oil over med. heat. Add onion and stir fry 2 min. or until translucent. Add ginger, garlic, dried red chile, and turmeric. Stir fry 1 min. Add rice and dal. Stir gently to mix. Add boiling water to cover ingredients by 1/2 inch. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes (til liquid is absorbed and rice and dal are tender). Remove mixture from heat and let sit, covered, about 5 minutes. Fluff gently with fork.

Drizzle with lemon juice and garnish with chopped cilantro.

Serve with lemon wedges. (4 servings, 380 cal; 16g prot; 3g fat; 72g carb; 47mg sod)