Yellow lentil dahl and lemon rice

Apr, 25, 2012

Here is the recipe for the dahl and lemon rice I made the other day. Today is a cold a gloomy day, served best at home with a cup of hot tea. Noah woke up not feeling very well at all so I know my day will be long. Poor baby, his cheeks are all red and he’s miserable. I wish I could take it way for himL


1 cup yellow lentils, washed thoroughly and drained
3 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. salt + more if needed
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. cardamom
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. brown mustard seeds
1 tsp. red jalapeno pepper, minced
Combine water, lentils, salt, bay leaf, turmeric, cumin seeds, and cardamom in a large saucepan and bring to a boil on medium heat. Remove the foam on top throughout the cooking. Cook lentils until soft, about 20-30 minutes. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium and add mustard seeds and jalapeno peppers. Let them sizzle for 3 minutes. Add oil and spice mix to lentils and cook another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let soup rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Lemon rice
1 cup white basmati rice
2 cups water
1 tsp. salt
Juice from ½ lemon
Grated peel from 1 lemon
2 tsp. dried dill
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan and add rice and salt. Cover with lid. Bring to a boil again and reduce to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes until rice is done. Add lemon juice, grate and dill and fluff with a fork.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

1 Comment

  1. Anshu

    May 3, 2012

    Very nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    See my innovation with lemon rice


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