The combination of lentils and rice in this tasty vegetarian dish will provide your baby with good quality protein, as in meat.
Bridget L. Wardley and Judy More

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



Directions:
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. PregnancyAndBaby.com

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