India's popular rice dish is a meal in a bowl, and ours offers a complete protein thanks to the combination of rice and lentils! Dried currants, toasted almonds and fresh herbs give this 15-minute dish added intrigue.
1/4 cup dried unsweetened currants or small raisins
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 cup BPA-free canned lentils, drained and rinsed well
1/3 cup sliced unsalted almonds, toasted
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt, optional
In a large shallow saucepan, heat oil on medium-high. Add onion, carrot, garlic, garam masala, coriander, mint and turmeric; cook until onion softens, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes.
Stir in cauliflower, broth, rice and currants; cover and simmer for 7 minutes. Stir in peas and lentils; cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 4 minutes. Stir in almonds and cilantro. If desired, serve with a dollop of yogurt.
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