Yep, been on a cooking roll lately. Three good recipes in one week!
This is actually a kind of breakfast lentil, originally a Japanese one. It’s pretty satisfying while being light. You can use it for more than breakfast – I had it for dinner with some polenta and cowpeas.
The 3 servings proposed are hearty servings more akin to a dinner. For a light breakfast break it into 4-6 servings.
Makes 3 servings.
- 1 medium leek, white and light green parts, chopped.
- 3 cloves garlic (1 tbsp) crushed.
- 1 medium tomato, seeded, finely chopped.
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup green or brown lentils.
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- black pepper
- Place leek, garlic, and tomato in pot and dry sauté, mashing the tomato as you stir. Add water as needed to keep ingredients from sticking.
- Continue sauté and mashing until the leeks are soft and the tomato is well mashed.
- Add water and lentils. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer.
- Cook, covered, stirring occasionally until lentils soften (depending on the kind you use it can be 25-40 minutes), but are still al dente.
- Remove from heat. Stir in soy sauce.
- Serve. Sprinkle with scallions and black pepper to taste.
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