Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
A tastey side dish that goes with anything.
- 2 tablespoons trimmed and chopped green onions
- 1⁄3 cup seeded, diced green bell pepper
- 1⁄3 cup peeled, diced carrot
- 1⁄2 cup peeled, diced zucchini
- 1⁄2 cup dried red lentil
- 1 cup fat-free low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 clove garlic, smashed
- 1 dash cayenne pepper (or to taste)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Combine the veggies in a heavy frying pan.
- Cook for about 5 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, until the green onion wilts Add the lentils, chicken broth, and garlic.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir in the cayenne pepper and parsley.
- Take care not to overcook, the lentils should have a crunch.
This is an excellent way to prepare lentils. Super simple, healthy, and great tasting. I used beef broth because I used up all my chicken broth making soup. It was a good substitution. This would make a nice side dish, but I had it for lunch along with a side salad. Thanks for a great recipe.
This is such a yummy pilaf!!! I really luv the combination of flavours in this dish! The lentils go so well with the other veggies and the garlic and cayenne add a nice touch of heat. I had this as a light lunch using red basil in place of parsley and mixed bell peppers as thats what I had on hand. Mmmmm, is all I can say! :) Ill certainly make it again, cause its so good for you and also super tasty! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this gem with us, Derf! Made and reviewed for Veg'n'Swap #15 as a recipenap.
Very good, simple, and healthy. I found that the times listed in this recipe were exactly right, too. Now I just have to make sure I find that smashed garlic clove before I bite into it! :) Thanks for sharing!