Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils Recipe

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Genesis Published: March 10, 2021 Modified: September 7, 2021
Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils Recipe

How To Make Five-Vegetable Stir-Fry with Lentils

Whip up a palatable vegetable stir-fry for your next meal, made with 5 healthy vegetables, plus lentils, all tossed in a buttery and savory smooth sauce!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cuplentils
  • 3cupwater
  • tspsalt
  • 3tbspcooking oil
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,minced
  • 4scallions,green tops included
  • 2turnips
  • 3carrots
  • 3tbspwhite wine vinegar
  • 1tbspbutter
  • ¾lbbrussels sprouts
  • 1ozfrozen green beans,(1 package) cut

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the lentils, 2 cups of water, and ¾ teaspoon of salt.

  2. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 25 to 30 minutes, until the lentils are just tender but not falling apart.

  3. Drain if necessary, cover, and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick frying pan or a wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil over moderately high heat.

  5. Add ½ tablespoon of ginger and scallions, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

  6. Add the turnips and carrots and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  7. Add 1 cup of water, ¾ teaspoon of salt, and vinegar.

  8. Boil for about 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender, and no liquid remains in the pan.

  9. Transfer the vegetables to a large bowl.

  10. In the same pan, melt the butter with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over moderately high heat.

  11. Add the remaining ginger and scallions and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.

  12. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

  13. Add the green beans and the remaining ⅓ cup of water and 1 teaspoon of salt.

  14. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are just tender.

  15. Stir in the carrot mixture and the drained lentils, and toss gently to combine.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation: When confronted with a wine list full of unknowns, look for an Alsace pinot blanc. It will go with almost anything, including this stir-fry.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 285.18kcal
  • Fat: 14.11g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.72g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.47g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.42g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.86g
  • Fiber: 8.73g
  • Sugar: 7.28g
  • Protein: 10.19g
  • Cholesterol: 7.63mg
  • Sodium: 1022.40mg
  • Calcium: 98.15mg
  • Potassium: 813.12mg
  • Iron: 3.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 448.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 92.12mg
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