Officially out of beans (except for dried garbanzos, bt i keep forgetting to soak them) I thought I was SOL for lunch today, but... TA DA! Lentils were hiding in my cabinet. So I made this simple, subtly flavorful and very satisfying dish that I just have to share.
Lentils and Quinoa
- 1 c. dried quinoa
- 1/2 c. dried brown lentils
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp. dried coriander*
- 1/2 tsp. Tandoori blend*
- 3 c. water*
- 1 c. spinach, chopped
- 2 white mushrooms, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- Optional: 1/2 c. chopped mango
*If you have a vegetable broth you like, omit the spices and water and add 3 c. broth instead.
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium saucepan and add the quinoa and spices. Cook for 3-5 minutes, then add lentils. Give a good stirring. Add the water or broth, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes or until the water is all absorbed.
In a skillet, heat the remaining oil over medium heat and add the spinach, mushrooms and garlic. Saute for 5 minutes (until tender and wilted) and add the quinoa and lentil mixture and the mango, if you're using that (which i recommend). Mix well, salt and pepper to taste, and serve!
I had seconds. Enjoy! Oh, and if you have carrots, make roasted carrots. I would link to the recipe but I have to go to work!