*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
 
                       Lentil, Rice, and Prune Pilaf
 
 Recipe By     : Rodale’s Naturally Great Foods Cookbook
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:50
 Categories    : Main courses, vegetarian*        One-dish meals*
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      cup           brown rice
    2      cups          water
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
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    1      cup           lentils
    4      cups          water
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
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    2      cups          prunes
    2      cups          water
    1      tablespoon    honey
    3      tablespoons   lemon juice
    1      stick         cinnamon
    3                    cloves
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      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    3      tablespoons   butter
      1/4  teaspoon      dried mint
      1/8  teaspoon      tarragon
 
 Cook rice in salted water for approximately 40 minutes, or 
 until tender and all the water is absorbed.
 
 While the rice is cooking, cook lentils in another sauce pan in 
 salted water for approximately 25 minutes, or until they are 
 just tender but firm. [This depends on the lentils.]
 Drain and combine with rice.
 
 In a saucepan, combine prunes, water, honey, lemon juice, 
 cinnamon stick, and cloves.
 Cook for 20 minutes. 
 Drain the prunes, reserving the juice.
 Remove seeds and cut into quarters [or smaller].
 Add to rice and lentil mixture and stir in salt, butter, mint, and 
 tarragon.
 Strain the reserved prune juice and add enough to moisten the dish.
 Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes and serve.
 
 Note: Although this is not strictly a Weeknight dinner, it is easy,
 and there is a 20-min break while the prunes cook. 
 
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