Lentil Rice Pilaf

Total Time
15 mins
45 mins

A delicious and satisfying side dish. Sometimes I add a few sprigs of chopped cilantro.

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  1. Bring lentils to a boil in a 2 qrt saucepan with 2 cups water.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, trim and discard ends from green beans; cut into 1/2" pieces.
  4. Slice green onions.
  5. Mince carrot, shallot and ginger.
  6. Drain lentils and set aside.
  7. Heat oil in 2 qt saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Saute green onions, shallot and ginger in oil 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in rice; saute 2 more minutes.
  10. Add 2 1/4 cups water.
  11. Stir in lentils, green beans and carrot; bring to a boil, cover pot and cook 15 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  12. Let stand 5 minutes off heat.
  13. Stir in salt and serve while hot.