Whole Grain and Lentil Pasta Bowl

Whole Grain and Lentil Pasta Bowl

Ready in 30 minutes.  Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 C lentils
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 C chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 ounces whole grain pasta
  • 2 C broccoli florets

Instructions:

  1. Place the lentils in a large saucepan. Cover with 3 C water.  Bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer.  Cook until tender, about 25 minutes.  Drain in a colander.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain in a colander.  Toss with olive oil and minced garlic.
  3. Meanwhile, make the lentil sauce. Combine the chicken broth with cornstarch, cheese, and seasonings.  Place in a pan and bring to a boil.  Add the broccoli florets and cook briefly.
  4. When the lentils are done, mix the lentils, sauce, and noodles. Serve hot in a bowl.

Nutrition Facts Per Bowl (about 1.5 cups): Calories 413; Protein 24g; Carbohydrates 77g; Fiber 16g; Sugars 2g; Fat 3g; Saturated Fat 1g; Cholesterol 1mg; Sodium 71mg

Source: Food and Health