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Curried Lentils with Mint Rice

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Lentils:
2cups lentils
8 to 10cups low-sodium vegetable stock
2tablespoons curry powder
1teaspoon red chile flakes
1teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2cups chopped carrots
6small potatoes, cut into quarters
Salt and pepper
Mint rice:
1cup long-grain brown rice
1tablespoon olive oil
2cups water
2tablespoons fresh mint, chopped, plus extra for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare the curried lentils: Place lentils, stock, curry powder, chili flakes, fresh ginger, onion, garlic, carrots and potatoes in a slow cooker. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on high or 6 to 8 hours on low, or until lentils are cooked and carrots and potatoes are tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. To prepare the mint rice: In a large saucepan, combine rice, olive oil and water.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to a low and cover. Cook for  35 to 40 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Remove saucepan from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes, covered. Toss rice with the mint.
  3. To complete the dish: Spoon some of the mint rice onto a plate and top with the lentils. Garnish with extra chopped mint on top.

Recipe by Jen of Dometic Divas, courtesy of Meatless Monday

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 538
  • Fat 4.6g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 57mg
  • Potassium 1703mg
  • Carbohydrate 103g
  • Fiber 27g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Protein 24g
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