Indian-Spiced Rice With Lentils

Indian-Spiced Rice With Lentils
Indian-Spiced Rice With Lentils

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup dried lentils

  • 1

    cup basmati rice (available at Indian markets and some supermarkets)

  • 2

    teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 2

    pieces cinnamon stick - (1" ea)

  • 2

    whole cloves

  • 1

    teaspoon cumin seeds

  • 3

    garlic cloves finely chopped

  • 2

    teaspoons chopped fresh ginger

  • 4 1/3

    cups water

  • 2

    teaspoons salt

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon turmeric

  • 1/4

    cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lime juice

Directions

Rinse lentils; drain. Place in small bowl. Rinse rice; drain. Place in another small bowl. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon, cloves, and cumin; sauté about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté about 30 seconds. Add water, salt, sugar, and turmeric; bring to boil. Reduce heat; add lentils and cook 8 minutes. Increase heat to high. Add rice and boil 5 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until lentils and rice are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes longer. Remove from heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Transfer rice to large bowl. Remove cinnamon stick pieces and cloves. Mix in cilantro and lime juice. This recipe yields 6 servings.

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