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Hello everyone! Today’s dish is a perfect solution for those cold winter days. If you want to make it a bit healthier just don’t add chorizo and meat. Do not worry about the lack of protein because rice + lentils make a complete protein with all the amino acids.

I just love this dish, it reminds me of home, woolen clothes, warm house….

(Tim – It really was a lovely, warming dish with a lovely intense flavour created by the addition of chorizo. The texture of rice and lentils as well… just marvellous – one of Freesia’s best :o) )

Ingredients

To be honest I made a lot of it, like for 4 people but unfortunately I did not measure the ingredients so you will have to use your own instinct and if you make a lot just freeze it for later :)

  • Lentils
  • Rice
  • Meat (see pictures for the quantity)
  • Chorizo (just one chopped a round of 1 inch)
  • carrot
  • onion
  • garlic
  • runner beans
  • red pepper
  • butternut squash
  • salt, pepper, oil
  • red wine
  • 1 vegetable stock cube

Preparation

In a container put the lentils with some water before starting cooking this dish so they get softer and cook quicker. In a saucepan sauté the vegetables with some sunflower oil.

When the onion is transparent add the meat and chorizo and cook for another 10 minutes.

Add half of a glass of red wine, the rice and the lentils and cook it for 5 minutes. Then add the vegetable stock, two pints of water and simmer for approximately 20 minutes or until the rice and lentils are tender.

Serve with some bread and butter and enjoy warming yourself up with nutritious dish.

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