I don’t usually eat lentils and I’ve only recently started eating brown rice. Since going to Vegfest
in Brighton recently though, I have become particularly aware that being a vegetarian or a vegan is kinder on the environment than the alternatives and although I am not currently planning on becoming a vegetarian every meal counts! Increasing the number of vegetarian meals that I eat is not only better for the environment, but is often cheaper with rice and lentils being the ultimate budget meal.
So I decided tonight’s dinner would be just that – rice and lentils, but they needed a bit of added flavour so this is what I did:
75g organic brown rice
50g organic ‘no soak’ red lentils
Handful of frozen organic peas
1-2 tablespoons of organic tomato puree (from a jar if possible)
A couple of scrapings of organic cold pressed coconut oil
1/2 handful of fresh coriander leaves chopped (or you can sprinkle in some dried coriander if you don’t have any fresh coriander available)
- Boil the rice and lentils in a pan for around 30mins
- Towards the end of the cooking time add in the frozen peas
- Once the peas, rice and lentils are cooked drain them of water
- Add in the tomato puree, coconut oil and fresh coriander leaves
- Mix well.
- Serve and enjoy!
You can also add seasoning if you like, but I found it tasted lovely without any. This was a really delicious, simple and easy meal to make and I highly recommend it. If you do give this recipe a go let me know what you think in the comments below!
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