Thursday, October 28, 2010

Weekend Fare: Curried Lentils

I love eating and cooking vegetarian! We probably average 2-3 nights a week of meatless meals. This easy and quick meal (takes under an hour) was popular with the whole family. Lentils are probably my favorite legume and they are quite versatile.



CURRIED LENTILS (adapted from More-with-Less)
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1 c. lentils
2 1/2 c. beef or vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. salt

Bring to a boil and simmer 20-30 minutes until tender.

1/4 c. butter
1 lg. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
2 Tb. curry powder
2 Tb. lemon juice
chopped parsley

Saute together the butter, onion, and garlic until onions are translucent. Stir in salt and curry powder.  Add cooked lentils with lemon juice and parsley. Makes 4-6 servings.

Serve over rice.