The combination of lentils and rice in this tasty vegetarian dish will provide your baby with good quality protein, as in meat. Ingredients:
1/4 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons basmati or long grain rice, rinsed and drained
1/2 red bell pepper, cored, deseeded, and sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil
Pinch ground cumin
Pinch ground coriander
Pinch mixed herbs
1 1/4 cups water
1 cup chopped spinach
2 tablespoons canned tomatoes, chopped
1. Place the lentils, rice, red bell pepper, oil, spices, herbs and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 25 minutes until rice is tender.
2. Take out 2 slices of red bell pepper. Stir in the spinach and tomatoes and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, until the spinach has wilted. Mash with a fork. Serve with the 2 slices of bell pepper as finger food.
Makes 3-4 servings.