Friday, November 14, 2008

Lentil Stew

I made this recipe for dinner on Tuesday and it was delicious! It’s not nearly as exquisite, elaborate or impressive as some of the recipes that I make (like Asian Lettuce Wraps or Thai Chicken Curry), but it is very good. Especially this time of year, when it’s chilly outside, I love to warm up with a warm bowl of soup or stew for dinner. This recipe calls for simple ingredients and preparation and combines them to form a healthful and delicious dinner. The leftovers were even better for lunch the next day. I will definitely be adding this into the rotation of easy yet pleasing weeknight dinners.

-2 cups dry lentils, rinsed
-2/3 cup brown rice
-1 box frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess juice in a dish rag
-3 cans chicken broth
-4 cups water
-2 carrots, chopped
-1 yellow onion, chopped
-1 package turkey kielbasa, sliced on a diagonal
-1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (I used 2 and that was medium spicy in my opinion, at the limit for Jeremy, I would start with 1 if you’re not big on spicy food)

Heat oil or cooking spray in large pot over medium heat. Add sausage and cook a few minutes, until brown. Add carrots and onion and sauté until soft. Add red pepper flakes and stir. Stir in rice, broth, lentils and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach and cook 5 minutes longer to heat through. Serve and enjoy.



Kim M. said...

That sounds so yummy!!! I love lentils! I am gonna try that one :-)

Kate said...

This looks great. I make something very similar and we haven't had it in quite a while. I may just have to make it this weekend.