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Easy Esselstyn Diet Recipes with Pictures: Greek Lentils over Rice

 

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Greek Lentils

over Rice

 

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Dinner

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This is an easy to prepare complete dinner made in less than a hour.

Served

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This is my favorite lentil dish, light, but satisfying and flavorful with just the right amount of garlic and oregano.

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Getting Started with Cooking

 


 

Dinner

 

Get in Advance:

 

2 14.5 oz cans black lentils, drained and washed

2 14.5 oz cans of no-fat diced roasted Tomatoes with juice preserved

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

1 medium red onion, chopped

5-6 medium garlic cloves, chopped

11/2 tablespoons of dry oregano

cup of cooking sherry

 

Have On Hand:

Brown Basmati rice

Salt-free vegetable broth

Green onions (scallions) or cilantro

Pepper

Ingredients

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Use half of these large onions. Shown only with cilantro but not with green onions.

Recipe

(Adapted from and expanded from Esselstyn p194 Greek Lentil Soup)

 

For 3 (generous)-to 5 Portion

 

Prepare the Basmati Rice

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil and add 1 cup of brown Basmati rice

Simmer for 30 min or until rice is done but not overcook.

 

Prepare Vegetables

Chop garlic, yellow and red onions

 

Prepare the Lentils

Braise onions for 5 min, then add garlic for a few sec until fragrant. Cool down and deglaze with cup of low-salt vegetable broth.

Add chopped vegetables and simmer covered for 10 min

Add washed lentils, tomatoes with juice

Add a quarter teaspoon of ground red pepper

Add 1 1/2 tablespoon of dried oregano

Add sherry and fold everything under well

Let simmer for 20 min

Thicken by smashing lentils with a large serving spoon or cook without lid.

 

Serve

Serve lentils over rice and garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro

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Preparing the Garlic

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Chopping the vegetables

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Braise onions and added garlic

 

Deglase with vegetable broth

Add red onions

Add washed and drained black lentils

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Add roasted tomatoes with liquid

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Mix ingredients by folding under

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Prepared

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Klaus

Black Lentils cooked the Greek way have just the right bite!

Dinner

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Served

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