Look for red lentils and quinoa at a large supermarket or a store that carries a wide selection of legumes and grains. Pairing them with flaxseeds boosts the nutrition of this pilaf.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
5
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse and drain lentils and quinoa separately. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Add quinoa and flaxseeds; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until quinoa is lightly browned.

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  • Add lentils and chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in sweet pepper and snipped or dried thyme. Cover and cook about 5 minutes more or until quinoa and lentils are tender. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. If desired, garnish with thyme sprigs.

Nutrition Facts

152 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 20.2g; dietary fiber 4.3g; sugars 2.3g; fat 5.5g; saturated fat 0.6g; vitamin a iu 878.4IU; vitamin c 46.7mg; folate 17.7mcg; calcium 35.8mg; iron 2.2mg; magnesium 48mg; potassium 213.4mg; sodium 198.3mg.
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