Curried Lentils Over Jasmine Rice

I’ve decided to keep up with my current curry kick and bring you another recipe featuring my favorite spice. This time I’m going for curried lentils. I found this recipe on Wikihow and based my recipe off of it, only tweaking it slightly. I fell in love with lentils about 4 years ago when my stepmother Maria made a huge pot of lentil soup for Christmas. That soup is still one of the best I’ve had, ever. Now I’m sure I had lentils before that point, but they obviously didn’t make a huge impact on me because I can’t remember them before that moment. 

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The great thing about lentils is that they are delicious, versatile and best of all, inexpensive. A perfect fit for my cheap gluten-free Vegan MoFo theme. You can get a pound of them for less than $2 and that gets you a whole lotta lentils. I’m guessing you can get them for even cheaper by buying them in bulk but I grabbed mine at Trader Joe’s.

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Normally I’m a brown rice kinda girl, but something about these lentils was screaming jasmine rice to me and I figured it was best to listen. To give it a little extra flavor I cooked it with 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1 1/2 cups water as opposed to just water and the results were fantastic! The white rice provides a nice visual contrast as well and I always like my dishes to look pretty 🙂

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This recipe makes a ton of lentils, way more than two people could eat in one meal. Store them in the fridge and add them to wraps, salads or use them as a dip for chips. Being able to use them in numerous meals is another cost saving bonus!

1lb lentils (I used green) $1.69
1 TBSP olive oil $.12
2 celery stalks $.30
1 cup diced onion $.73
3 cloves garlic $.36
2 TBSP curry powder $.19
2 cups veggie broth $.96
4 cups water FREE!
Salt & Pepper $.08
Total for lentils (approx 6 cups) $4.43 or $.74 per cup

2 cups lentils $1.48
1 cup uncooked Jasmine Rice $1.20
1 green onion $.14
Hot sauce (for garnish) – this is optional so I’m not going to add it into the cost
Total $2.82 or $1.41 per serving (feeds 2)

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