Monday, February 4, 2008

Lentil & Veg over Rice

I am sick. Sick like I usually don't get. Sick enough to leave work early and go home.

I slept much of the afternoon. Then I got hungry. Fortunately I forced myself to go to the store and but only vegetables (and coffee) so that I could detox from the birthday week/superbowl weekend eating.

I shopped well.

After chopping that all up quickly, and garlic/onion, I set the rice cooker to work its magic and started sauteing.

This was simple. One sweet onion, two carrots, two stalks of celery (leaves too), one red pepper, and three cloves of garlic. Chop/Mince it and throw it into the saute pan with a little olive oil (in the order written above). Add in some coriander, cumin, and a dash of cayenne.

After it all softens, throw in a cup of lentils and about 4 cups of that homemade stock you thawed (right?). Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook half-covered for 15-20 minutes, adding liquid and covering as need to maintain some liquid in the pan.

salt and pepper to taste and throw it over rice. So tasty and filling. Most importantly for me tonight, I could actually feel my body getting healthier as I scooped up my fresh veg goodness.

Now I am going to bed again. Chez's orders. G'nite y'all. Bacon dreams. I'll have more swine posts soon.


cook eat FRET said...

but you shoulda made myyyyyyyyyyy (heidi's) lentil soup. so so easy. so so good.

feel mo betta soon.

redneck muppet said...

so sick i TOTALLY FORGOT. Damn. Next time.