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Sesame Red Lentils

Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Lentils and sesame seeds combine in this savory, nutty side dish to provide about 10 percent of daily magnesium needs.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots (about 4 medium)
  • 2 cups dried small red lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 210
  • caloriesfromfat 14 %
  • fat 3.3 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 14.3 g
  • carbohydrate 31.5 g
  • fiber 7.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3.1 mg
  • sodium 310 mg
  • calcium 45 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oils in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots; cook 3 minutes or until tender. Add lentils, 1 1/2 cups water, soy sauce, salt, and broth; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in green onions. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.