Lentils are an excellent source of vegetarian protein, cheap and delish. This recipe is very tasty and comforting with the added benefit of being low fat. To explain the name, Lizzie is a friend of mine who suffers from gluten intolerance and she needed some good vege side dishes, so this is for her.
1 small non stick deep base saucepan
Shopping list for 2 people
1/2 cup green lentils
1 small carrot
1 stalk of celery
1 small onion
1 clove of crushed garlic
500mls vege or chicken stock
Method to the madness
Finely dice all the vegetables
Heat the pan to a medium heat, add the vegetables and cook for a few minutes
Turn the pan to a high heat, add the lentils and cover with the stock
Once the mixture has been boiling for a few minutes turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about 30 minutes until the lentils are tender and nearly all of the liquid has been absorbed/evaporated.
Serve as a side dish with your fav protein or as a main. ENJOY!