Sunday, July 05, 2009

Kitchen Fun

One of my goals for this year is to do more cooking, so I decided to try a new recipe from the cookbook 366 Delicious Ways to Cook Rice, Beans, and Grains. I bought this cookbook in the spring of 2008, and I think this is the first recipe I've tried from it! I decided on the "Brown Rice and Lentils" recipe on p. 329, went to the grocery store, and came back with several goodies!

For starters, I didn't have a large skillet with a matching top! I was also missing the spices cumin and coriander in my spice rack, and I also picked up lentils, fresh cilantro, and fresh scallions.

Here, I sauteed the fresh carrot and small onion (in the first picture) in olive oil, and added the cumin and coriander. Yummy smell already at this point!

Here, I added the uncooked brown rice and lentils, and sauteed a little more. I added four cups of water, put the lid on and brought it to a boil. Then it simmered for 40 minutes.

The scallion and cilantro got mixed in at the end, and the whole enchilada had to sit under a paper towel for five minutes.

And voila! It tastes really good, and the recipe made several servings! Can't wait to have it for lunch this coming week!


Tinsie said...

Looks yummy!! I'll have to try it myself, as I love rice and lentils. I have no idea what scallion and cilantro are though - they look like spring onion and parsley, but I'm not sure.

Lesley said...

You're right, Tinsie, spring onions and scallions are the same thing. I had to ask in the produce department. :)

Cilantro seems a lot like parsley, but is a different plant & taste.