One Pot Meal: Sesame Lentil Rice
This dinner ain’t going to win any beauty contests, but I was jetlagged AF, needed to catch a nap, didn’t want to dirty a million pots and pans making dinner, but, I still wanted it to be awesome. Here’s how I did it.
1 package frozen spinach, partially thawed
1 C brown rice
1 C French Lentils (any lentils besides red ones work)
½ C black sesame seeds
5 ½ C water
A whole lot of salt
2 T cumin
1 t cayenne pepper
Splash of olive oil
1- Make it super easy on yourself. Throw everything except the olive oil into a pot and bring to a boil.
2- Cover the pot. Reduce the heat as low as it goes while still being on. Set your kitchen timer for 50 minutes.
3- Go to your couch and take a nap. In 50 minutes, the timer is going to wake you up.
4- Turn the heat off, keep the pot covered. Set the timer for 10 minutes.
5- Think of that as you snooze button. Grab another couple of minutes of naptime until the timer wakes you.
6- Now you’re totally refreshed and dinner is ready. Splash some olive oil in the pot, give it a stir and spoon some into a bowl.