Slow cooker spiced root & lentil casserole

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Slow cooker spiced root & lentil casserole
 
Cooking time: 5 h. 30 min
Servings 2
This dish is nutritious and healthy. It is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. It will energize you for the whole day. Try to cook.

Ingredients
servings

  • Olive oil
    2 tbsp.
  • Onion , finely chopped
    1 pcs.
  • Carrots , peeled and cut into 3cm slices
    3 pcs.
  • Parsnips , peeled and cut into 3cm slices
    5 pcs.
  • Garlic cloves , crushed
    3 pcs.
  • Mild curry powder
    2 tbsp.
  • Smoked paprika
    1 tbsp.
  • Red lentils , rinsed
    1 cup
  • Hot vegan vegetable stock
    20 fl. oz
  • Bay leaves
    2 pcs.
  • Lemon juice
    to serve

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    333 kcal

  • Protein

    13 g

  • Fat

    9 g

  • Carbohydrates

    44 g

Method

  • First, prepare the vegetable broth. You can find the recipe in tips.

  • And now let's start frying. Fry the onions, carrots and parsnips in a heated pan. This usually takes about 10 min. Pay attention to the onion. It should become soft.

  • Next, add garlic and spices to your taste. The addition of spices is optional, so rely on your taste preferences.

  • Place the lentils, frying, broth, bay leaf and spices to taste in the slow cooker bowl. Mix everything well.

  • Turn on the appropriate mode that matches your slow cooker and cook over low heat for 5 hours. It is long enough, but worth it to enjoy the taste and smell later. It is recommended to serve the dish with various side dishes or bakery products. You can use lemon juice to add sophistication to the dish. Enjoy!

Tips

  • You can find the vegetable broth recipe here.

  • You can cook this dish both in a slow cooker and in a saucepan on the stove. In any case, it will turn out tasty and nutritious.

  • When buying legumes, like cereals, it is important to evaluate their appearance. Pay attention to the integrity, the lentils should be neat and not broken. Also be dry and crumbly. Assess for the presence or absence of foreign objects, debris or bugs. It is best to choose transparent packs, at least partially, so that you can carefully examine the contents. By the way, the integrity of the packaging is another important nuance. If you buy legumes by weight, it is possible to use an additional quality criterion - smell. Fresh lentils will have a pleasant aroma that is vaguely similar to nutty. You should refrain from buying dirty, sticky and musty lentils, otherwise there is a chance not to appreciate its taste.

  • Improvise and serve the dish to your liking. You can add sour cream to make the dish more satisfying. This dish is usually eaten with baked goods. As an addition to the dish, there can be crackers, bread, various types of cakes. In this case, it should be understood that the calorie content of the dish increases. If you want to avoid this, then exclude these additions to the dish.

  • Enjoy cooking. And cook in a good mood. A lot depends on this too. Then your delicacy will definitely turn out delicious.

Bon Appetit!

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