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Basmati, Lentil, Veg Plate

What you need: 

2 cups dry green lentils
2 cups basmati rice (prefer long grain)
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon cumin ground
1 orange/yellow pepper
1 shallot
2 miniature boxes of raisins
handful basil (Fresh)
1/2 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt to taste

What you do: 

Put the rice and lentils in separate pans and cook as the directed by products.
Put the peppers and shallots in a wok or frying pan together with canola oil on medium heat. Do not cook all the way; leave slightly crisp. Add both the raisins and basil with low heat until cooked. Do not let the raisins turn a yellow red and plump or you have cooked them too long.
When done add both the lentils and rice to the vegetables and mix with paprika, salt, and cumin. Pour the olive oil on the top and you are ready to serve.

Preparation Time: 
40 minutes
Cooking Time: 
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Have you ever tried making this recipe with brown rice? It sounds delicious but would prefer brown rather than white rice.

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