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Split Red Lentils With Basmati Rice and Daikon Relish

 
This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the healthiest recipes.healthy
This recipe is vegetarian.vegetarian
This recipe is vegan.vegan
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.6

$1.60 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

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spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

Split Red Lentils With Basmati Rice and Daikon Relish is a gluten free, dairy free, lacto ovo vegetarian, and vegan recipe with 3 servings. For $1.6 per serving, this recipe covers 30% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 581 calories, 22g of protein, and 8g of fat. Not a lot of people really liked this main course. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. Head to the store and pick up basmati rice, daikon, olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. With a spoonacular score of 83%, this dish is spectacular. Try Snap Peas, Red Peppers And Basmati Rice, Red Curry Thai Chicken with Basmati rice, and Fragrant Red Lentils with Rice for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup split red lentils
split red lentils
2.5 cups
2.5 cups water
water
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
0.5
0.5  diced onion
diced onion
2
2  garlic cloves
garlic cloves
0.5 cups
0.5 cups diced orange bell pepper
diced orange bell pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp tumeric
tumeric
1 tsp
1 tsp coriander powder
coriander powder
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
1 tsp
1 tsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
some
some pickle relish
pickle relish
0.75 cups
0.75 cups shredded daikon
shredded daikon
1 tsp
1 tsp plum vinegar
plum vinegar
2 tsps
2 tsps gomasio
gomasio
some
some basmati rice
basmati rice
1 cup
1 cup basmati rice
basmati rice
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
1 cup split red lentils
1 cup
split red lentils
2.5 cups water
2.5 cups
water
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
0.5  diced onion
0.5
diced onion
2  garlic cloves
2
garlic cloves
0.5 cups diced orange bell pepper
0.5 cups
diced orange bell pepper
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp
tumeric
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp
coriander powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
some pickle relish
some
pickle relish
0.75 cups shredded daikon
0.75 cups
shredded daikon
1 tsp plum vinegar
1 tsp
plum vinegar
2 tsps gomasio
2 tsps
gomasio
some basmati rice
some
basmati rice
1 cup basmati rice
1 cup
basmati rice
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt

Equipment

peeler
peeler
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
peeler
peeler
bowl
bowl
pot
pot


Instructions

Lentils In a medium pot, heat olive oil and saute' onions, orange bell pepper, garlic and lentils for 5 minutes. Add water and boil on medium high heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the water has cooked into beans. This dish will not be soupy but will be more like a stew. After the beans have cooked for 10 minutes, add the spices so that the flavors will blend. Relish Using a julienne peeler, shred about 3/4 cup daikon and add to a small bowl. Add remaing ingredients and mix well. Rice Place rice to a small pot and add water. Heat until water starts boiling. Add salt. Lower heat to low, and cover pot. Cook for 25 minutes or according to packaging. Serve lentils in a bowl and place rice on top with a side of relish. Delicious!

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.51
Ingredient
1 cup split red lentils
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ diced onion
2 garlic cloves
½ cups diced orange bell pepper
1 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ cups shredded daikon
1 teaspoon plum vinegar
2 teaspoons gomasio
some basmati rice
1 cup basmati rice
Price
$0.51
$0.17
$0.12
$0.13
$0.66
$0.10
$0.12
$0.23
$0.29
$0.08
$0.37
$0.34
$1.39
$4.53

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Here is an easy health swap: substitute brown rice for white rice. Brown rice is a whole grain, while white rice is brown rice stripped of some of its parts and much of its fiber and other nutrients. It is important to note, however, that all rice types raise your blood sugar and should be eaten in moderation. In fact, if it seems like it would work in the recipe, the best option would probably be so-called cauliflower rice.

Cooking Tips

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

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Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
581 Calories
21g Protein
7g Total Fat
103g Carbs
61% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
581
29%

Fat
7g
12%

  Saturated Fat
0.95g
6%

Carbohydrates
103g
35%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
0.0mg
0%

Sodium
1625mg
71%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
21g
44%

Manganese
1mg
91%

Fiber
21g
85%

Folate
317µg
79%

Vitamin C
43mg
53%

Iron
8mg
45%

Vitamin B1
0.61mg
41%

Phosphorus
387mg
39%

Vitamin B6
0.61mg
31%

Copper
0.58mg
29%

Magnesium
109mg
27%

Zinc
3mg
26%

Selenium
17µg
25%

Potassium
870mg
25%

Vitamin B5
2mg
22%

Vitamin A
1079IU
22%

Vitamin B3
3mg
16%

Vitamin B2
0.21mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
11%

Calcium
88mg
9%

Vitamin K
7µg
8%

covered percent of daily need

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