Lentils have a long-existing connection to Asian cultures.
They're one of the first items that Asians learned to cook because of their high nutrition content, delicious taste and easy-to-cook nature.
French lentils, in particular, are a high-quality form of lentils that come from a family of three. These three look similar but have varying colors and tastes.
Among these, French lentils are known and loved for their exceptional flavor.
What most people don't know is that lentils contain the same amount of protein as meat! When on caloric deficit diets, opt for lentils to add variety, texture and deliciousness to your meal.
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Here's a healthy and easy recipe for French Green Lentil and Rice Pilaf.
Green Lentils and Rice Pilaf
- 1 cup rinsed Organic French Green Lentils
- ¾ cup Organic White Rice
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 cups onions chopped finely
- ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
This 3-step procedure is sure to become your go-to recipe for when you need a quick and healthy fix.
- Add two and a half cups of water to a pot and pour the lentils in it. Allow them to simmer for 20-30 minutes until the lentils are thoroughly cooked and soft to touch.
Tip: Adding half a teaspoon of salt while boiling will give the lentils the flavor you're looking for.
- Sauté the onions until light brown. Add the freshly minced garlic and cook for a minute until fragrant. Add the remaining salt, pepper and cumin and stir. Stir in the rice and fry for two minutes.
- Once the rice loses transparency, add the lentils and add two more cups of water. Cover and boil until the rice is cooked properly. Remember to keep a close eye to prevent drying water or over boiling.
Voila! Your aromatic French Green Lentil Pilaf is ready!
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