July 04, 2016

RED LENTILS AND BASMATI RICE CASSEROLE WITH VEGETABLES AND SPICES.

Ingredients:
Red lentils - 1 cup
Basmati rice - 1/2 cup
Vegetable stock - 5 cups
Leek 1 (sliced)
Red capsicum - 1 (seeded and sliced)
Broccoli florets- 1/2
Green beans - 100 gms (trimmed and cut into 2" )
Tomatoes - 400 gms(chopped)
Garlic  cloves - 2 (crushed)
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Fresh basil -2 tbsp (chopped)
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
fresh basil sprigs

Method:

  •  Place the lentils, rice,and vegetable stock in a large saucepan; bring to boil then simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients, over saucepan and simmer  for a further 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  • Season as required and serve in bowls garnished with sprigs of basil leaves.
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