650 ml vegetable stock (~ 2 1/2 cups), or 2 stock cubes made up in 650ml water
1 tbsp oil
1 small leek or 1/2 large leek, sliced
1 bell pepper, diced fairly small (I used orange)
5 medium mushrooms, diced fairly small
1 small courgette (zucchini), or 1/2 large courgette, diced fairly small
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
90 g grated cheddar cheese (~ 1 cup)
Boil the lentils and rice for 15-20 minutes in the vegetable stock, stirring occasionally. You’ll need to stir constantly during the last 5 minutes or so, to ensure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Once they’re cooked, don’t drain the water, but instead continue stirring over the heat until enough water has boiled off for the mixture to resemble porridge.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan, and add the chopped leek, pepper, mushrooms and courgette. Cook over a medium heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft.
Heat the oven to 190°C (Gas Mark 5 / 375°F).
Combine the cooked lentils and vegetables in a large mixing bowl, and add the paprika, cayenne pepper, and plenty of black pepper. Mix well.
Transfer half of the mixture to a baking dish, and sprinkle over half of the grated cheese. Add the remaining lentil mixture, smooth out the top, and finish with the remaining cheese.
Bake for around 25-30 minutes, until the cheese topping is golden brown and crispy.
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To make the cauliflower rice, pulse cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor until it resembles rice, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and white pepper; set aside.
Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a medium skillet over low heat. Add eggs and cook until cooked through, about 2-3 minutes per side, flipping only once. Let cool before dicing into small pieces; set aside.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Add garlic and onion to the skillet, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in broccoli, carrots, corn and peas, and cook, stirring constantly, until vegetables are tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Stir in cauliflower, eggs, green onions and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until heated through and the cauliflower is tender, about 3-4 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with sesame seeds, if desired.
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3 tablespoons ghee (or coconut oil, but ghee will elevate)
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, rough chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, finely chopped
1 medium jalapeno, finely chopped (or 1serrano) this is mildly spicy, add more if you like.
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons garam masala
1 lb BABY spinach (fresh or frozen)
15–20 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon dried fenugreek leaves
2 tablespoons water (if using fresh spinach)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup plain yogurt (or vegan yogurt)
3 –4 cups cooked black lentils (or aka caviar lentils, beluga lentils, or French green lentils)
1 teaspoon salt, more to taste!
If cooking black lentils and basmati rice, start them first (see notes)
Make the Spinach Sauce: Sautee the onion in ghee, in a large pan, over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, then add garlic, ginger and chilies. Saute until fragrant and golden. Add the fennel seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and garam masala and stir two minutes. Lower heat to low. Add the fresh spinach, mint, fenugreek and water. Cover pan, 2-3 minutes, letting spinach wilt. Give a few stirs. Don’t overcook!
Blend Spinach Sauce: Place the wilted spinach mixture in a blender and add the 3/4 cups water. Pulse and few times (hold lid down tight). If you want a smooth sauce, blend until smooth. I left a little texture here. Pour it back into the pan, set on low heat. Don’t overheat or you will lose the pretty color.
Combine: Stir in the yogurt, lentils and salt. Taste. Adjust salt to your liking, adding more if necessary! You want this slightly more salty because you are serving over rice which will mellow it out a lot. For more heat add a pinch of cayenne or chili flakes. To “up” the flavor even more, add a bit more garam masala spice to taste. If you want a little acidity a tiny squeeze of lemon is nice.
Serve with the basmati rice and naan bread!
Emerald Dal will keep up to 4 days in the fridge.
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1 (15-ounce) can black beans (or pinto beans), drained
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon hot sauce, or to taste
Pinch salt, to taste, optional
4 (10-inch) large tortillas
In a large microwave-safe bowl, toss together cooked rice and fresh chopped cilantro, and drizzle with the lime juice. Heat in the microwave or on the stove just until hot, and give it a quick stir.
In a separate large skillet, sauté the onion in vegetable oil or olive oil for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the black beans or pinto beans, and season with the chili powder, cumin, and hot sauce, stirring to combine. You can add a bit of salt if you’d like, but you shouldn’t need too much with all the other seasonings. Allow the beans to cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Spoon the cilantro-lime rice and the black bean mixture onto lightly warmed flour tortillas, and add any additional toppings you want.
Wrap the burritos: Fold the short ends in, then fold one long side over the filling and gently push to ensure the fold is tight before rolling up the remainder of the burrito.
Cut in half, and serve immediately.
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1 pound medium shrimp, shelled and deveined, shells reserved
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups arborio rice
2 ripe plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch dice
Salt and freshly ground pepper
In a small nonreactive saucepan, warm the saffron and wine over moderate heat for 1 minute. In a medium saucepan, boil the shrimp shells with 6 1/2 cups of water over high heat for 5 minutes. Strain the stock into a medium saucepan; keep hot over moderately low heat. In a large nonreactive saucepan, melt 1 1/2 tablespoons of the butter over high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until just opaque, about 3 minutes; transfer to a plate. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon butter and the onion to the pan and cook over moderately high heat until the onion is translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in the rice. Add the saffron liquid and boil it until almost completely evaporated.
Add 1 cup of the hot shrimp stock or just enough to form a thin veil over the rice. Gently boil the rice, stirring, until the liquid is absorbed. Repeat this procedure, adding the hot stock 1 cup at a time, until it is all used and the rice is tender but firm. Add the shrimp and cook just to warm through. Fold in the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Serve at once.
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