Sausage With Rice and Lentils

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium stock pot, make the rice to package directions. Set aside.
  • Boil lentils in another saucepan with 4 inches salted water and a bay leaf for 25-30 4. minutes, or until lentils are tender but still firm and not mushy. Drain and reserve half the cooking liquid.
  • In a deep skillet, heat oil on medium heat, and saute the cumin seeds, onions, garlic, ginger, bell peppers and carrots for 5-7 minutes, stirring often. Now add red chili flakes and salt to taste. Saute for 5 more minutes and then add sliced sausage.
  • After 4-5 minutes, or when sausage is slightly browned at the edges, add drained lentils to skillet. Stir. Add 1/4 cup of the lentil cooking liquid.
  • Swirl in 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and add another 1/4 cup of lentil cooking liquid if needed. Stir to dissolve the paste well.
  • Let the mixture simmer 5 more minutes and then turn off heat. Add juice of 1 lime and chopped fresh cilantro. Serve over plain rice.
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