Put the lentils in a soup pot with 2 1/2 quarts water, turmeric, 1 tablespoon of butter, and 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, covered, until the lentils are soft and falling apart, about 20 minutes. Puree for a smooth and nicer looking soup. While the soup is cooking, prepare the onion flavoring: In a medium skillet over low heat, cook the onion in 2 tablespoons of the remaining butter with the cumin and mustard, stirring occasionally. When soft, about the time the lentils are cooked or after 15 minutes, add the cilantro and cook for a minute more. Add the onion mixture to the soup, then add the juice of 2 limes. Taste, then add more if needed to bring up the flavors. The soup should be a tad sour. Just before serving, add the last tablespoon of butter to a wide skillet. When foamy, add the spinach, sprinkle with salt, and cook just long enough to wilt. If the rice is warm, place a spoonful in each bowl. If its leftover rice, add it to the soup and let it heat through for a minute. Serve the soup, divide the spinach among the bowls, and swirl in a spoonful of yogurt. Yield: 4 to 6 servings Formatted by firstname.lastname@example.org NOTES : All recipes courtesy of Deborah Madison, "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" Recipe by: COOKING LIVE #CL9111 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Nancy Berry
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (342g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 121 (26%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 13.5g||18 %|
|Saturated Fat 7.6g||38 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1g|
|Cholesterol 31.1mg||10 %|
|Sodium 171.1mg||6 %|
|Potassium 1115.6mg||29 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 73.4g||22 %|
|Dietary Fiber 13.2g||53 %|
|Sugars, other 60.2g|
|Protein 17.6g||25 %|
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Calories per serving: 471
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