Tuesday, April 20, 2010

last nights dinner

Made a yummy creation last night, and here's to remembering what I did so I can repeat it!

One onion, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1/3 cup green lentils
2 cups chicken broth (1 can)
1 cup water (or more)
1 cup uncooked white rice
1 cup 1 cup medium salsa
1 cup frozen corn (optional)
1 can kidney beans, drained
½ lb turkey sausage, sliced

chili powder
black pepper
pinch of thyme

saute onion in oil till soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in lentils & chicken broth, bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add all other ingredients except spices, bring back to a boil, then cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. If it gets too dry, add a little more water. If it's too wet, simmer uncovered the last 5 minutes. During the last 5 minutes spice to taste with salt & pepper (you probably won't need salt, the broth & sausage is usually pretty salty), chili powder, coriander, and a little bit of thyme.

If you don't have any salsa, use a can of diced tomatoes, and go heavier on the spices.

No comments: