Veggie Packed Red Lentil Stew with Whole Grain Rice
February 17, 2022
What could be better than a warm bowl of stew in the middle of winter?
Include Healthy Pulses in Your Diet with a Stew
The food term “pulse” encompasses foods within the legume family, like chickpeas, lentils, dry peas and beans.
Pulses are health powerhouses, as they are:
- Low in fat and high in protein and fiber
- Packed with key nutrients such as iron, magnesium, folate and potassium
- Gluten free and allergen friendly
- Heart healthy and key components of the Mediterranean, DASH, and Flexitarian diets
Enjoy this plant-based stew for a hearty lunch or dinner. It comes together quickly and is delicious and tummy warming. It has a nice creamy texture that improves with a bit of standing. Serve with crusty whole wheat bread.
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 cup red lentils
½ cup uncooked whole grain rice
½ cup green split peas
1 tablespoon herbes de provence or Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
6 cups vegetable broth
Chopped parsley to garnish
- Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven. Add onion and sauté 5 minutes or until nicely translucent.
- Add carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add tomatoes with their liquid, lentils, rice, split peas, dried herbs, pepper and vegetable broth to the pot.
- Stir and bring to a boil, then cover and lower heat to a simmer for approximately 40 minutes.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as it may need more salt, depending on your broth.
- Serve garnished generously with fresh chopped parsley.
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