*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      *SWEET & SPICY LENTIL STEW (SUE)
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2   c            Basmati rice
    1       c            Red lentils
    1 1/2   c            Potatoes, cut up small
                         (eighths, i.e.)
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, chopped
    1       d            Olive oil
    1       lg           Onion, cut up
    1       t            Ground cumin
    1       tb           Sweet Hungarian paprika
      1/2   ts           Curry
      1/8   ts           Cayenne
      1/2   ts           Chili powder
    1       d            Worcesteshire sauce
    1       tb           Tamari
    1       tb           Vinegar
    2       tb           Honey
    2       c            Tomatoes, chopped
    1       cn           Tomato paste (6 oz)
    1       c            Vegetable stock
    1       c            Green peas, fresh or frozen
                         Salt & pepper
 
   Start rice cooking.
   Note: Spices are on the mild side.
   Rinse & cook lentils and potatotes (approx. 25-30
   min.) When done, drain & set aside.  Use plenty of
   water to cook lentils. While lentils are cooking,
   toast garlic. (Pile garlic in corner of a heavy,
   non-stick pan. Put a few drops of olive or other
   good-flavored oil over it. Toss garlic in the oil
   until coated. Saute, keeping careful watch, until the
   garlic is toasted. Gives a wonderful flavor and aroma
   to the food and your kitchen!).
   Add onions to the toasted garlic and saute in stock or
   water until they are just translucent.  Add chopped
   tomatoes. Make 1 cup of stock in a 2 cup measuring
   cup. Add tomato paste to the stock. Mix well. Add
   spices, tamari, vinegar, honey, etc. to that mixture
   and blend. Spice measurements are approximate and on
   the mild side. Add liquid to sauted onions. Add stock
   or water as needed & continue simmering. When
   lentil-potato mixture is cooked, drain and mix it into
   the saute. Add green peas & cook another 5 minutes.
   Add salt & pepper to taste. Optional: Add chick peas,
   Bragg’s liquid (in lieu of salt if needed).
  
 
 
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