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Spicy Peanut and Feta Rice Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons whole cumin seeds
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
1 small onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups water or chicken broth
1 cup basmati rice
1 can lentils rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh spinach leaves (optional)
3/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
1/3 cup chopped peanuts

Directions:
Directions:
Heat olive oil in heavy pan and stir in cumin seeds and bay leaf. Cook 5-10 seconds over medium heat until seeds darken slightly. Add hot pepper flakes, onion and garlic. Sauté until onion is softened. Add rice and stir to coat grains. Add water and salt and bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes. Add lentils and spinach, cover and simmer to minutes more. Fluff with fork. Stir in feta and peanuts. Serve

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a combination of two recipes. We like it as a one pot meal.

 

 

 

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