Curried Lentils and Rice     

Curry TypeLentil/Dal
SourceOrange Co. Register
Time to prepareUnspecified
Time to cook35-45 minutes
No. of servings Makes 6 cups.
IngredientsNon-stick vegetable spray
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 T fresh ginger, minced (fresh ginger can be kept in freezer
until needed)
1/2 t turmeric 1/2 t cumin seeds crushed,
or 1/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t ground allspice
2 t curry power
1 t salt
1 cup washed lentils
3/4 c brown rice
3 cups water
InstructionsSpray a large, heavy pan with non-stick cooking spray. Heat pan to medium heat. Add garlic, onion and ginger and cook until a golden brown. Add spices and cook for 2 more minutes.

Add lentils and rice and mix well. Stir in water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook cover, 35-45 minutes, or until the lentils and rice are tender and all of the liquid is absorbed. If necessary, add a few more tablespoons of water to cook until the rice is tender.

Remove from heat and allow to stand, covered, for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 cups.

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