Sweet and spicy lentils and rice

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Preparation time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 30 minutes.



Chop roasted red peppers. Combine the chopped peppers, cilantro, olives, lemon juice, curry powder, and garlic in small bowl and set aside. Combine water, lentils, and green onions in saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, chutney, honey, and mustard; simmer, uncovered, for 20 more minutes until the lentils are tender. Place 1/2 cup cooked rice on each serving plate; spoon the lentil mixture evenly over rice. Top with the pepper mixture.

Yield: 6 servings. Serving size: about 1 cup lentils with 1/2 cup rice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 360, Carbohydrates: 70 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 2 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 80 mg, Fiber: 9 g

Exchanges per serving: 4 starch, 1 very lean meat. Carbohydrate choices: 4.

This recipe was developed by Nancy Cooper, a Contributing Editor of Diabetes Self-Management. Nancy is a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.