Basically a healthified (yes google, I know that is not a word) version of beans and rice crossed with a sort of majadra. Super tasty, ridiculously filling, and great for any meal. I made it spur of the moment when I was bored and was very happy with the results. You could probably cook the grains in water, but the broth adds an incredible amount of flavor, so you might have to add some extra spices. I recommend you make this because of how easy and filling a meal it is! If you have any ideas of other variations, I would love it if you would leave a comment! Enjoy!
Serves: About 4 medium sized servings
Prep Time: About 30 minutes
|½ cup||Rinsed dried green lentils|
|½ cup||Rinsed dried quinoa|
|2 ½ cups||Vegetable or chicken broth, divided|
|1 each||Medium sized onion, finely diced|
|2-3 cloves||Garlic, minced|
|To taste||Salt and pepper|
Step 1: In a large saucepan, heat 1 ½ cups of vegetable broth until hot.
Step 2: While the broth is heating, in a separate saucepan stir together the remaining cup of broth and the quinoa.
Step 3: Add the lentils to the heated broth.
Step 4: Bring both pots of grains to a boil, turn down the heat, cover and begin to simmer.
Step 5: Simmer until all the water is absorbed or until the grains are cooked, but not overcooked. The quinoa should take 15 to 20 minutes and the lentils will take about 25 to 30 minutes.
Step 6: While the grains are heating, pour some olive oil into a small frying pan. Heat it on medium high heat and toss in the onions and garlic.
Step 7: Sautee at medium high heat until the onions are translucent.
Step 8: In one of the grains’ saucepan, add the other grain, the onion and garlic mixture, and salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately or store in the refrigerator.