Lentil Vegetable Pilaf

Entrees, Side Dishes.
Lentils, like other legumes, are packed with protein and are virtually fat-free. They take much less time to cook than dried beans or peas. Lentils are a mainstay of Indian cuisine, and this recipe, made with turmeric and yogurt, has a gentle suggestion of Indian flavours. 

Lentil Vegetable Pilaf


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup lentils
3 cups canned vegetable broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 cup diced (1/4-inch) carrots
1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt


1. In medium saucepan, combine lentils, vegetable broth, garlic and turmeric, and bring to a boil over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes. 2. Add carrots and simmer 5 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes and simmer 3 to 5 minutes until carrots are tender and cherry tomatoes are just softened. Remove from heat and drain broth (reserving for soups if desired). Stir in yogurt and serve hot. 

Source: wholehealthmd.com