Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Recipe of the Week: Ultimate Reset Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

I started the Ultimate Reset last Monday and am rocking and rolling the detox phase also known as Phase 2. 

I'm working on a post about my thoughts on it and how I've been feeling but I am going to start posting a Recipe of the Week each week to share the recipes I've come across in my travels on my way to getting healthier every day. 

This one was absolutely delicious.  I will absolutely make it again even when I'm not doing the reset.  It was filling and delicious.  I paired it with some roasted asparagus with a drizzle of lemon.  Pretty quick to make and prep only took about 10 minutes once the quinoa and Lentils were cooked.

Ultimate Reset Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

Makes 3 Servings
  • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 medium stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground smoked paprika
  • 1 dash group cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 3 cup cooked quinoa (2 cups water, 1 cup of Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup cooked lentils (1.75:1 lentils to water ratio)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

Cooking Instructions:

Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

Add carrot, celery, onion, bell pepper, paprika, cumin, and turmeric; cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until tender.

Add quinoa, lentils, lemon peel, lemon juice, and parsley to cooked vegetables; heat over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.

Fluff with fork and serve.

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