There are two things I can’t cook for the life of me. Dough (pie crust, pizza dough, bread…no matter what kind) and rice. I know rice sounds pathetic for a person who leads a food blog but it’s true. I always either undercook it, overcook it or straight up burn it. So I typically buy boil-in-a-bag rice and just throw it into boiling water for 5 minutes. Yesterday i discovered an even simpler method. Cooked brown rice from Trader Joes. Yet another reason to love Trader Joes (in addition to the frozen falafel, croissants and chicken tikka masala). When I saw cooked lentils, I knew it was meant to be. Dinner in 15 minutes!
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 chopped onion, 3 chopped carrots, 3 minced cloves, 3 cups cooked lentils, 1/2 cup broth, 3 cups cooked brown rice, fresh cilantro, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, juice from 1/2 lemon (optional), salt and pepper to season
To a skillet or pot, on medium heat, add the olive oil. Add the onion, carrots and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes or until the onion softens. Season with salt and pepper.
Add broth and allow to cook for 5 more minutes
Add the brown rice