Korean Lentils

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258 CALORIES 39g CARBS 6g FAT 14g PROTEIN
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Korean flavors are some of the best out there in my opinion. I just love the combination of savory, sweet, and umami - I mean what could be better. And while these flavor combinations are usually reserved for meats, they work just as well with plant based dishes like these Korean lentils. Made with quick cooking red lentils, the whole dish is ready in about 15 minutes. Served with some rice and veggies, it's a meatless meal you will make again and again.

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The Recipe

Korean Lentils

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 12 Min
TOTAL TIME: 17 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 U red onion, diced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce (GF if needed)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar (or agave or honey)
  • 2 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 U green onions, chopped

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Instructions

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1

Heat the vegetable oil in a medium sauce pan. Add the onion and cook for 4-5 minutes until beginning to become translucent. Add the lentils, water, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Stir well and bring to a boill.

2

Turn down heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 8-12 minutes until liquid is absorbed and lentils are tender.

3

Top with green onions.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: about 2/3-3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 258
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 546mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate 39g
13%
Dietary Fiber 8g
31%
Sugars 9g
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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Bonnie
May 22, 2018 - 18:16
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This is amazing, thank you! I never made lentils with this twist; the ginger and other seasonings really made it stand out. If it thickens overnight while stored in the fridge, I may also try it in a wrap.
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