Lentil Quinoa Pilaf

1 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 cup diced carrot

1/4 cup diced celery

2 Tbsp. diced red bell pepper

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 tsp. smoked paprika

1/8 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. tumeric

1/4 cup dry quinoa

1/4 cup canned lentils (drained) (or Trader Joe’s vacum packed prepared lentils)

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup vegetable broth

1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest

1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

 

In a saute pan, heat oil. Place onions, carrots, celery, bell pepper, parsley, paprika, cumin, and tumeric in pan;stir together and cook 10 minutes until tender. Rinse and drain quinoa;place in a saucepan and mix with lentils and cooked veggies, stirring well. Add water, broth, and lemon zest and juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated.

Serves 1

 

***Recipe courtesy of The Ultimate Reset by Beachbody http://myultimatereset.com/KaneCoaching

 

 

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