Rice, Lentil, and Spinach Pilaf

Recipe by winkki
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place lentils in saucepan and cover with cold water.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover.
  • Simmer for 25 to 40 minutes, until tender but not mushy; drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, bring the rice and 2 cups of water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer rice about 20 minutes, covered, until all liquid is absorbed; set aside.
  • Bring the vegetable stock to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Add onions and simmer until tender and translucent, approx 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic, celery, cumin and cinnamon and simmer for 5 minutes longer.
  • Add the lentils and lemon zest (and tomatoes, if desired); heat through.
  • Add the greens; cook and stir until tender.
  • Fold the lentil and greens mixture into the rice.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Note: You may make this ahead of time and place in a baking pan, cover with foil, and warm in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
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