Lentil Brown Rice and Pea Pilaf

1 cup diced carrots

1 cup diced yellow or red bell pepper

1 cup diced red onion

2 ½ cups cooked brown basmati rice

1 cup cooked brown lentils

1 cup frozen green peas

1 tsp ground coriander

2 teaspoons olive oil

½ tsp salt

ground black pepper

bay leaf

Heat the olive oil over medium temperature in a large skillet; add the bay leaf and carrots, onion and pepper.  Sauté for 5-10 mins and add the frozen peas. Cook additional 3 minutes just to thaw the peas.  Remove from heat.

In a large serving bowl add the cooked lentils and brown rice.  Stir in the ground coriander, salt and pepper.  Add the sautéed vegetables and toss until combined.  Check seasonings, and add more salt and pepper if needed.  Serve warm.

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