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Re: Paella

Heres my favorite veggie Paella.   Hope I posted right and you all like it.

Dawn from Maine

*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                         Vegetarian Lentil Paella
Recipe By     : Better Homes and Gardens Vegetarian Recipes for Today
Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : Beans & Grains                   Casseroles
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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   1      medium        green pepper -- chopped
   1      medium        yellow bell pepper -- chopped
   2      stalks        celery -- sliced
   1      medium        onion -- chopped
   1      medium        red onion -- chopped
   4      cloves        garlic -- minced
   1      cup           lentils
   1 1/4  cups          fat free vegetable broth
     1/8  teaspoon      powdered saffron -- OR
     1/2  teaspoon      ground turmeric
   2      medium        tomato -- seeded and chopped
   1      cup           frozen peas -- thawed
     1/4  cup           snipped fresh parsley of cilantro
In Dutch oven, sprayed with cooking spray, cook the green pepper, yellow
pepper, celery, onion, red onion, and garlic, till tender but not brown.
Rinse lentils. Add lentils, broth, and saffron or turmeric to the pepper
mixture. Bring to a boil: reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30
minutes or until lentils are tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in
Tomatoes, peas, parsley, and any other additions. Heat through. Season to
taste before serving.

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Serving Ideas : serve over rice or as a side dish.
NOTES : this recipe originally called for 2 Tablespoons of oil which I
       don't use. It also calls for 1/3 cup each of black olives and
       stuffed green olives which would add 2.4 grams of fat. With out
       the olives it had 1.1 grams of fat that I think comes from the