RavenBlack (ravenblack) wrote,

delicious horrible-looking lentil mulch

It's lazy recipe time! I call this one "delicious horrible-looking lentil mulch". It was created as a soy-free available-in-America analogue to one of my old convenient meals "beanfeast mince and tatties".

  • One tin of black olives
  • A couple of cups of mushrooms
  • An onion
  • Some olive oil
  • A stock cube
  • A half cup of red lentils
  • Two tins of new potatoes
  • Some spices. I used a serrano pepper, a teaspoon of paprika, a teaspoon of turmeric, and a sprinkle of dried cilantro
  • A teaspoon of cornstarch.
  1. Finely chop the olives, mushrooms and onion. I used the food-processor slicing blade because this is a lazy recipe. A regular food-processor blade doesn't do it though, I tried that last time, mushrooms just bounce around wildly.
  2. Splash a little olive oil on the bottom of a saucepan, and heat it up. Dump all the sliced stuff in and stir it around for a few minutes.
  3. Add about a cup and a half of hot water, and the stock cube. Stir it around. (I guess you could use a cup and a half of cartoned stock here instead to be even lazier)
  4. Add the lentils and spices, stir it around again. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add the tinned potatoes. Simmer for a couple more minutes.
  6. Mix the cornstarch with a small splash of cold water (just enough for it to become runny, it doesn't take much), then pour it in and quickly stir it.
  7. Simmer for about another 10-12 minutes, until the lentils are soft.
  8. Serve in a bowl with optional salt and/or delicious hot sauce.
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