2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion, minced
1 medium carrot, peeled and cut into small dice
3 large garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons ginger, minced
1 (16 ounce) package lentils ( about 2 cups)
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 cups water or vegetable broth
1. Heat oil over medium heat and add onion, carrot, garlic and ginger. Cook until garlic and ginger are aromatic, 1-2 minutes.
2. Add lentils, salt, pepper and water or broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low.
3. Cook for 40 min, or until lentils are tender. Season with salt and pepper.
This dish does not have a lot of broth, and I serve it on a plate over rice or couscous. Serve with baked acorn squash quarters in the Winter or with sliced fresh fruit and muffins in the Summer. I hope you enjoy it! Peace Always, Renee Leftovers freeze well!