YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Indian Spiced Rice With Lentils, contributed by TwinLakesChef

Recipe Title: Indian Spiced Rice With Lentils

Contributed by: TwinLakesChef

Additional Credits for Recipe
Bon Appétit
December 2001

"I'm from India," writes Hema Kundargi of Cupertino, California, "and I enjoy the foods of my homeland. My children are the opposite — they like 'American' food. But I haven't given up trying to make Indian meals that the whole family will like. This recipe pleases everyone."

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Note from the Diva
Note: this is the recipe we make to go with any Indian food we prepare instead of plain rice. It's tasty.

List of Ingredients
1 cup dried lentils
1 cup basmati rice*
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 1-inch pieces of cinnamon stick
2 whole cloves
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
4 1/3 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Preparation
Rinse lentils; drain. Place in small bowl. Rinse rice; drain. Place in another small bowl. Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon, cloves, and cumin; sauté about 2 minutes. Add garlic and ginger; sauté about 30 seconds. Add water, salt, sugar, and turmeric; bring to boil. Reduce heat; add lentils and cook 8 minutes. Increase heat to high. Add rice and boil 5 minutes. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until lentils and rice are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes longer. Remove from heat; let stand covered 5 minutes. Transfer rice to large bowl. Remove cinnamon stick pieces and cloves. Mix in cilantro and lime juice.
* Basmati rice is available at Indian markets and some supermarkets.

Number of Servings: 6

Cookbook Category
Grains/Legumes/Rice/Cereal
Vegetables

General Cooking/Prep Method
Simmer
Stovetop

Recipe Type - Categories
Indian Cuisine

Extra Features of Recipe
Difficulty Level-Moderate

Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

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