Step 1: Get ready...
This recipe provides four large servings (as the only dish), or up to eight smaller servings as a side dish.
For the stew:
1 1/2 cups split peas
1 cup onions, coarsely chopped
8 cloves garlic
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tbsp olive oil
8 oz spinach, stemmed
1/2 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
4 large tomatoes or 1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp fresh dill
pepper flakes to taste (~2 tsp)
salt and pepper to taste
For the rice:
1 1/2 cups basmati rice
3 cups water
lowfat plain yogurt
Add 3 cups of vegetable broth, and bring to a boil.
Add the split peas. Let simmer for 50 minutes.
*Tip: refrigerate the onions before you chop them so they don't irritate your eyes and mess up your make-up!