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Aromatic Lentil and Brown Rice Pilaf
from: Kristin Phillips


The Meatless Gourmet:
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by Bobbie Hinman

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Recipe By: The Meatless Gourmet by Bobbie Hinman
Serving Size: 4

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup onion -- chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic -- crushed
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup brown rice -- uncooked
  • 1/2 cup lentils -- uncooked
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add onion, garlic, and almonds.
Cook and stir until onion is tender and almonds are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
Add remaining ingredients and bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 40 to 45 minutes, until water has been absorbed.

Remove from heat and let stand covered, 5 minutes, then fluff with a fork and serve.

Per serving: 392 Calories; 8g Fat (18% calories from fat)
15g Protein; 68g Carbohydrate; 2mg Cholesterol; 1086mg Sodium