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Spicy Lentils and Rice

What you need: 

3/4 cup red lentils
1/4 cup brown lentils
1 cup rice
salt for seasoning
1 tablespoon chilli powder (or as desired)
600 ml of water and stock

What you do: 

1) Allow red lentils to soak for one hour or overnight2) Cook the rice seperately, drain and put to one side3) Combine the remaining ingredients in a pot bringingthe mixture to a boil, and then simmer for about an hour. Keep an eye on the process - do not allow the mixture to burn, add water as necessary.4) Combine the rice with the lentil mixture and stir well. Season with salt the individual dishes.
Each serving, of approximately two cups, is approximately 500 calories. The meal is nutritious as it combines both grain and protein, and the chilli powder facilitates ones metabolism process. The amount made can be halved or doubled and the mixture can be frozen.

Preparation Time: 
2 hours
Cooking Time: 
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I love this recipe!  I used Imagine No Chicken Broth and 2 C water and half the chili powder (it seemed like a lot to me) and it seemed perfectly spiced to me.

I cooked it 10 minutes in my pressure cooker and that turned out well.

Served with rice (not mixed together) and a huge salad and it was a wonderful easy inexpensive healthy dinner.

This is going to be one of my "go to" dinners forsure!

Thank you for posting!

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