Aromatic Rice with Lentils & Black-Eyed Peas

Aromatic rices, such as basmati and jasmine, add dimension to simple bean and rice dishes, but you could certainly substitute regular long-grain white rice in this recipe.

4 cups water
1 cup lentils, picked over and rinsed
1 cup shredded carrots
2 teaspoons minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rosemary, minced
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup frozen black-eyed peas
3/4 cup basmati or jasmine rice
1 tablespoon olive oil

1 In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the lentils, carrots, garlic, salt, rosemary, and pepper. Return to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.
2 Add the black-eyed peas, rice, and oil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until both the lentils and rice are tender, 17 to 20 minutes. Makes 6 servings

Makes Makes 6 servings servings.
Per serving: 260 calories, 3g total fat (0.5g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 13g dietary fiber, 46g carbohydrate, 13g protein, 303mg sodium.