Friday, February 27, 2009

Rice and Red Lentil Stew with Cauliflower and Peas


1 T vegetable oil
2 large leeks, rinsed and sliced
1 1/2 t. ground coriander
1 1/2 t. ground cumin
1 1/2 t. dry mustard
1 t. turmeric
1/4 t. cayenne
3/4 cup long-grain rice
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 cup red lentils
1/2 med. head cauliflower, cut into 1" florets
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 T butter


In medium stew pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks, coriander, cumin, mustard, turmeric, and cayenne, stirring constantly to toast the spices, for 1 minute.

Add rice, salt, and 4 1/4 cups water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in lentils. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and cook until rice and lentils are just tender, about 20 minutes.

Add cauliflower, raise heat to high, and continue to cook, covered, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add peas and cook until they are warmed through and the stew has an oatmeal-like consistency, about 5 minutes longer. Add the butter, stirring until it melts. Serve hot in bowls. Serves 4-6.

From One-Pot Vegetarian Dishes
Submitted by Shelli

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