Posted by: vggiegirl (from VegSource…I think)

1 cup split red lentils
1/3 cup long grain rice (white or brown) (I used brown)
5 cups vegetable stock (I used 5 cups water w/ 3 cubes)
1 leek, cut into chunks (I didn’t have leek, used spring onion)
3 garlic cloves, crushed (I used one big one)
1 14oz can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
100g/3 1/3oz small broccoli florets
8 baby corn cobs, halved lengthways (Didn’t use these…didn’t have em)
50g/1 3/4oz green beans, halved
1 tsp shredded basil
salt and pepper

1. Put lentils, rice and stock into a large pot and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 mins.

2. Add all the vegetables and spices, leaving the shredded basil

3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender

4. Add shredded basil and season to taste with salt and pepper

5. Serve immediately. if desired, garnish with fresh basil sprigs

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