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Friday, July 20, 2007

Orange-Sesame "Fried" Rice, Lentils and Veggies

Orange-Sesame "Fried" Rice, Lentils and Veggies

1/2 c dry brown rice
1/2 c dry brown lentils
1 med onion
2 cloves garlic
1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger
2-3 cups chopped (1/2" dice) or already-small veggies (I used zucchini, carrot, peas, spinach and broccoli)
1/4 c water for steam-frying
2 tbsp orange juice concentrate
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or hot chili paste
1/4 tsp roasted sesame oil
1 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
1-2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted

Cook the rice and lentils together with 2 1/2-3 c water in a covered pot until soft (you could cook them seperately, as they technically have different cooking times, but I usually just stick them together and it all works out just fine.) Set aside.

In a skillet, add the onions, ginger and garlic, plus a little water. Sautee over medium heat until beginning to carmelize. Add remaining veggies and cook until everything is relatively soft but still holding its shape. Add the rice/lentil mixture, the garlic powder, onion powder, orange juice concentrate and red pepper flakes/chili paste. Add additional water if necessary and sautee until everything is mixed up and the flavors begin to blend, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the Braggs, the sesame oil and 1/2 of the sesame seeds. Stir to blend. Serve topped with some of the remaining sesame seeds.


At 7:19 AM, Blogger bazu said...

That sounds so great! I'm there any time there is a combination of rice and lentils involved, and this recipe seems to have so much good flavor.

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Jody from VegChic said...

hey there,

hope you are doing well. I tried to get in touch with you when I was going to Ithaca for a wedding a few weeks back. I was hoping we could meet up. You haven't got an email listed and I guess you don't check your AIM. Drop me an email sometime.


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