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Sep 19, 2007 11:04 AM

Lentil, pea, rice mix - how to prepare?

Last weekend, I found myself in a somewhat precarious situation: hungry and in the bulk food aisle at my local co-op.

One of my random finds was a mix of lentils (red, green, and black), peas (dried), and rice (basmati and long grain), but only after purchasing about two pounds of the stuff did I realize that I wasn't sure how to prepare it. Before I throw a cup or two in a pot of boiling water and cross my fingers, I thought I'd ask around for some ideas.

Thank you!

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  1. I would mince some onion in some oil or butter in a 4 or 5 quart pot. When somtened, add you grain mix and cover with about twice the quantity of COLD water or stock, and any spices/herbs you like. Bring to a boil, and cover partiallyand reduce heat. Simmer gently until everything is done, probably 30-45 minutes. Make sure the grains remain covered with liguid, adding more, if necessary. Cook up a large batch: when cooled, your grains can be bagged in suitable portions and frozen.