Today I’m posting a simple recipe for when you want something wholesome. It’s a simple rice and lentils dish, made interesting by the addition of a bit of Indian ginger and garlic paste. It is perfect for a quick dinner or a lunch the day after a big dinner party.
I also added kombu weed to the dish. Kombu weed helps digestion, in particular helps with the digestion of legumes. And it really works. An inch or so in a pot of legumes is enough to enjoy your beans without unpleasant side effects.
- 1/4 cup lentils
- 1/4 cup rice (I used jasmine rice, but any rice will do)
- 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
- 1 inch kombu
- In a pot bring about 2 cups water to a boil. Add in the lentils and the kombu and let cook for about 10 minutes. Add the rice and keep cooking.
- Stir in the ginger and garlic paste and keep cooking until both the rice and the lentils are very soft and the water has almost all evaporated. It will take another 20 minutes or so.
- The kombu weed serves as a flavoring agent, but it also makes legumes more easy to digest helping with the bloating sometimes caused by legumes.