Veggie Lentils with Peanut Sauce

We’re always looking for new ways to enjoy lentils, and this Veggie Lentil dish with Peanut Sauce is a new favorite. It’s simple to make, healthy, and delicious. The peanut sauce adds a nice depth of flavor that really brings the dish together. We hope you’ll give it a try! Now, let’s get cooking!

Veggie Lentils with Peanut Sauce Over Rice
Veggie Lentils with Peanut Sauce

Appropriate for: Diabetes, Dialysis, Gluten-Free, Kidney Disease, CKD

Veggie Lentils with Peanut Sauce Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter, unsalted
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 1 medium lime, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce
  • 1 medium (28 grams) jalapeño pepper, stem removed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil (optional, included in the nutrient analysis)1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup red lentils, washed and drained
  • 1 cup white rice, uncooked:
  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • ⅓ cup (109 grams) red onion, sliced
  • ½ cup (75 grams) bell pepper, sliced
  • ¼ cup (34 grams) carrots, sliced
  • ½ medium (95 grams) zucchini, sliced

How to Prepare Veggie Lentils with Peanut Sauce

  • Blend all the peanut sauce ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth and set aside.
  • Boil 1 ½ cups water in a medium saucepan. Add lentils, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until tender. Drain and reserve.
  • Cook rice according to package directions while lentils are cooking. Remove from heat and reserve.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add bell peppers, carrots and zucchini and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, until slightly tender.
  • Add the peanut sauce and lentils and mix well. Heat to simmer and cook for about 4 minutes, until sauce is slightly thickened, and lentils are cooked to desired consistency, Reserve for 5 minutes.
  • Distribute rice onto 4 plates or bowls and spoon ¾ cup of lentils on top of each serving. Serve with additional garnish of cilantro

Veggie Lentils with Peanut Sauce Nutrition Facts

(makes 4 servings)

Calories 449
Carbohydrates 67 g
Protein 13 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Fat 15 g
Sodium 161 mg
Potassium 566 mg
Phosphorus 213 mg

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About Shree Mulay, MD
Shree Mulay, MD, is a nephrologist and co-owner of The Kidney Experts. He went to medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Medical College and completed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Shree manages patients at several West Tennessee Healthcare Hospital locations and serves at numerous dialysis locations across the region. He also sees patients at four kidney care clinic locations. Funny, caring and always wanting to help, Shree is passionate about his practice and devotes much of his time to his patients.

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