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Indian Lentils and Rice

Lentils are the "dahling" of Indian cuisine. Here, they're spiced up with ginger, red pepper, garlic and many other flavor-packed ingredients.

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

8
medium green onions, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
tablespoon finely chopped gingerroot
1/8
teaspoon crushed red pepper
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
5 1/4
cups vegetable broth
1 1/2
cups dried lentils (12 oz), sorted, rinsed
1
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
1/4
cup shredded coconut
2
tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves or 2 teaspoons dried mint leaves
3
cups hot cooked rice
1 1/2
cups Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 2-lb container)

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Directions

  • 1 Spray 3-quart saucepan with cooking spray. Cook onions, gingerroot, red pepper and garlic in saucepan over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are tender.
  • 2 Stir in 5 cups of the broth, the lentils, turmeric and salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 25 to 30 minutes, adding remaining broth if needed, until lentils are tender.
  • 3 Stir in tomato, coconut and mint. Serve over rice and with yogurt.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
1380mg
1380%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
35%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.

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