One of my new favorite lunches to make is lentils and rice. I made lentils years ago and, well, they were pretty gross. So I never made them again. Then my friend from Kenya brought some to my house one day and they were amazing. So I got her “recipe” and have been making them every week or so to give us something other than our usual bean burritos.
What’s so great about lentils? For starters, they are a nutritional powerhouse. One cup supplies 16 grams of fiber, 17 grams of protein and 90% of the daily recommendation of foliate, among other things. Secondly they are super easy to prepare. No soaking needed and they cook in 30 minutes. Also, they are crazy cheap. I can get a 1 pound bag for 88 cents and I bet they’d be even cheaper in bulk. With one pound there’s enough for two meals for my family. And lastly, they taste really good, not gross at all.