Lentils and Rice
Lentils are both flavorful and filling. These lentil-and-rice recipes bring a hearty healthfulness to the table.See Popular Lentils and Rice Recipes
One of Defne Koryurek's favorite homemade sausages includes beef, lamb, red peppers, and garlic; she loves eating it alongside a creamy salad of lentils, roasted peppers, and sauteed pears. The recipe is also delicious when prepared with spicy, rich merguez sausage.
"Earth, color, red things," are the words Pierre Gagnaire uses to describe the Hermes perfume that inspired his dish, Parfums de Terre. This marvelous soup is one of the dish's seven components. Both the foie gras that enriches the broth and the lentil gnocchi are earthy; the lightly pickled onion wedges add brightness and tang, not to mention a hint of color.
In Panicale, the small Umbrian town where Nancy Silverton's house is located, Matt Molina bought Umbrian lentils -- a small, brownish-green variety grown in Castelluccio. "They have a rich, buttery flavor that's so comforting," he says. Molina simmered them slowly until they were exquisitely creamy.
Lentils are the "dahling" of Indian cusine. Here, they're spiced up with ginger, red pepper, garlic and many other flavor-packed ingredients.
Loaded with flavor, this rice and lentil recipe makes a satisfying side dish accompaniment to grilled meats.
Pop this fast and fragrant vegetarian dish into the oven and forget it till the timer rings. Serve as a main course on a bed of wilted spinach to add color and maximize iron absorption or serve as a side with Turkish Chicken Thighs.
A refreshingly zippy mustard dressing perks up this low-fat meatless main-dish salad.
Round lentils are token culinary coins representing good fortune across Europe and the Middle East. Together with precious spices, apricots, and greens, this salad is sure to bring a fruitful future.
Light Italian dressing coats the vegetables and lentils in this easy spinach side salad. You could also enjoy this as a light lunch.
Lentils, rice, vegetables, and a little feta cheese make this healthy side dish a flavorful addition to most any main course.
Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds a bright note to this toothsome and hearty winter soup, perfect for a weeknight supper with a hunk of crusty bread. It freezes beautifully -- you can keep individual portions in the freezer for healthy weekday lunches. For homemade vegetable broth, see Roasted Vegetable Stock at eatingwell.com.
Based on a traditional Lebanese Lenten dish, this recipe makes a terrific meatless meal. Serve with warm whole-wheat flatbread or pita and a dollop of tangy plain yogurt.
This quick, low-fat salmon recipe is topped with spicy yogurt sauce and served over high-fiber lentil pilaf.
Classic Rice Pudding, it's time for a makeover. Why mess with a favorite, easy to make dessert? First let me explain that I am not the kind of person who says, "When I was a kid, one kind of Coke was all we needed."
Slivered almonds and sweet red peppers set this chicken Alfredo dish apart from the rest. Top it off with breadcrumbs to give it the perfect finish.