Recipe: Lentils and Rice, with or Without Pork Recipe

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Submitted by karenmariewelch

Makes 8 servings



Mark Bittman recipe from the Today Show

Recipe Ingredients for Recipe: Lentils and rice, with or without pork

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
4 ounces canadian bacon
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 Salt and black pepper
2 cups lentils, rinsed and picked over
1 cup brown rice

Recipe Directions for Recipe: Lentils and rice, with or without pork

  1. Preparation

  2. Put the oil in a large, deep saucepan over medium heat. When hot, add the onion, celery, carrot, and meat if you're using it and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to become tender and the meat begins to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and some salt and pepper and cook for another minute or 2.

  3. Add the lentils, rice, bay leaves, and 5 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat so the liquid bubbles gently and cover.

  4. Check the rice and lentils after 30 minutes. If both are tender and the liquid is absorbed, the dish is ready. If either is not tender, add enough more liquid to keep the bottom of the pot moist, cover, and cook for a few more minutes. If the rice and lentils are soft and there is much liquid remaining (which is unlikely), raise the heat a bit and cook, uncovered, stirring once or twice until it evaporates. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary and serve, garnished with parsley.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 117.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
319
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
7mg
2%
Sodium
214mg
9%
Potassium
635mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
49.8g
17%
Dietary Fiber
16.0g
64%
Sugars
2.1g
Protein
17.4g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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