Lentil and Rice Salad

"A wonderful light lunch or side dish. I even chopped up some chicken and mixed it in for a light dinner with crusty bread. Recipe courtesy Giada De Laurentis."
 
Lentil and Rice Salad created by Japanese Delight
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  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan. Add the carrot, onion, and garlic and saute until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the lentils.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Decrease the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer gently until the lentils are just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well. Transfer the lentils to a large bowl.
  • Meanwhile, bring the remaining 2 cups broth and bay leaf to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add the rice and return the broth to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently over low heat until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes (do not stir the rice as it cooks).
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat. Fluff the rice with a large fork. Transfer to the bowl with the lentils.
  • Add the olives, parsley, thyme, and lemon peel. Toss the rice mixture with the remaining 3 tablespoons oil to coat.
  • Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
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