As this is the first Monday of the new decade (my son disputes this; he says it was last year) here's a hearty, honest, cheap and simple recipe for lentils and rice from the ever-brilliant Mark Bittman. This can be made with or without bacon. It's from this article on sustainable food (I like this thinking for 2011).
|(c) The Nourishing Gourmet|
Ottolenghi's version of rice and lentils, the Egyptian Kosheri is here. (This one is served with a spicy tomato sauce.)
Need I remind you that lentils are 26% protein, and they also contain dietary fibre, folate, vitamin B1 and minerals. Mixing them with rice results in a complete protein. They're supremely good for you. And they're delicious.
Other lentil dishes on Miss Whistle may be found here, here and here.