Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Curried Split Peas and Rice

This is based off a recipe from the $5 dinners website. It was really good! I think that my two year old ate more than I did!

1 cup split peas
1.5 cup brown rice
1.5 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 c diced onion
3 minced garlic cloves
3 tsp curry powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt

Soak dried peas for 8 hours.

In a saucepan, cover peas with water. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 20-30 minutes, until peas are tender. Drain. Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions.

In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in oil. Stir in curry powder, cumin and salt. Cook 2 minutes. Stir in peas. Cook another 2 minutes. Serve over rice.

1. Soak split peas overnight or heat to boiling, turn off heat and let stand for 1 hour. After 1 hour, bring to boil (I added another 1/2-1 cup of water). Then simmer about 30-45 minutes, until soft. 2. In skillet, saute 2 T canola oil with chopped onion and crushed garlic cloves about 4-5 minutes. Add curry powder/paste, cumin and salt. Saute another minute or 2. Mix in the cooked split peas. Saute 1 more minute to allow flavors to mix. Remove from heat. Serve over rice.
3. Cook 1 cup rice in 2 1/4 cups of water. Bring water to a boil. Add rice. Return water to a boil. Cover and simmer 20 minutes.