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    Quinoa, Carrot and Lentil Stew

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    mersaydees's Note:

    This recipe is based on one from Patricia Green’s and Carolyn Hemming’s book, Quinoa 365. The intro states, “The lentil is said to be one of the first domesticated crops, dating back to prehistoric times. An important component of any vegetarian diet, lentils are high in protein and often used as a meat substitute. To make this recipe a soup rather than a stew, reduce the thickness by precooking the quinoa, then adding it to the soup.”

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    1. 1
      In a large saucepan, combine the quinoa, lentils, stock and water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander and salt and cook 5 more minutes. Add the red pepper and cook for 5 minutes more. Stir in the cilantro and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve immediately.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 04, 2012


      Healthy easy stew - it was extremely thick, I think as much from the red lentils as the quinoa. I have never paired those two things together before, quite liked it. You do have to cook for longer if you want the onions to really soften up, but if you're looking for a no oil very healthy dish, this is right up there. It isn't the prettiest looking stew, but tastes good and for extra flavour you could sautee the onions in a little oil beforehand.

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    • on January 14, 2013


      The flavour needs tweaking in my opinion, but I might make this again. I'd like to know the original recipe, since Chef Mersaydees says she adapted it from elsewhere.

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    • on December 15, 2012


      This is a simple stew, I'm never turned that thick as other reviewers stated. After the first boil, I only cooked as directed, 20 minutes total. I used 3 can of chicken broth and 1 of vegetable which I thought gave this a nice flavor. Thank you for posting. Made for Group 2 - Pine Melon Crush from the Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #71

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    Nutritional Facts for Quinoa, Carrot and Lentil Stew

    Serving Size: 1 (155 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 213.8
    Calories from Fat 20
    Total Fat 2.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 187.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
    Sugars 5.5 g
    Protein 10.5 g

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