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Puy Lentils and Rice with Almonds and Halloumi (Vegetarian)

 Here’s a secret that maybe not all Rhyme & Ribbons readers have cottoned on to yet: it isn’t all cupcakes and cookies around here. In fact, during the average week, lots of our meals are vegetarian just because it’s super cost-effective. 

Also I had to take these dinner photos under the dreaded overhead lights. I can’t wait for the days of evening sun again. 
 lentils and halloumi
I forgot to take photos after the all-important drizzle of yogurt. But I’m sure you can imagine it. 

bowl of lentilshalloumi
Apologies to all my American readers for whom halloumi is outrageously priced. 

Puy Lentils and Rice with Almonds and Halloumi
Serves 6
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3296 calories
382 g
140 g
151 g
120 g
41 g
1176 g
342 g
50 g
2 g
102 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
1176g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3296
Calories from Fat 1305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 151g
232%
Saturated Fat 41g
206%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 23g
Monounsaturated Fat 79g
Cholesterol 140mg
47%
Sodium 342mg
14%
Total Carbohydrates 382g
127%
Dietary Fiber 105g
421%
Sugars 50g
Protein 120g
Vitamin A
41%
Vitamin C
78%
Calcium
85%
Iron
161%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup basmati rice
  2. 50 g butter
  3. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  4. 2 red onions, chopped
  5. 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  6. 3 teaspoons of cumin
  7. 3 teaspoons of ground coriander
  8. 400 g canned puy lentils
  9. 100 g blanched almonds, thinly sliced
  10. 1 tablespoon of honey
  11. 450 g halloumi, sliced
  12. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  13. parsley (if desired)
  14. salt and pepper to taste
  15. 250 g greek yogurt
Instructions
  1. Cook the rice as you usually would. Once it's ready, set it aside.
  2. While the rice is cooking, caramelise the onions in the butter. After about 10 minutes (the onions should be soft and brown), add in the garlic, cumin, coriander, and lentils. Stir all together and cook over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small pan, over low heat, lightly brown your sliced almonds. Once they are golden in colour, toss them with the tablespoon of honey.
  4. Then stir the rice into the lentil mix. Top with the almonds.
  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a pan, fry the halloumi about 2 minutes on each side and slice it up and add it into the rice and lentil mixture.
  6. Top with chopped parsley if desired.
  7. Drizzle with the greek yogurt.
Notes
  1. I think this rice-lentil mixture is on the dry side so the greek yogurt really pulls it all together.
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calories
3296
fat
151g
protein
120g
carbs
382g
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