In my post about pantry staples, chicken broth and lentils where two of the items I listed. You can get some amazing dinner mileage out of them and they always save my butt when there is nothing left to eat in the house. Case in point – these Quick and Easy Miso Lentils.
I know they don’t exactly win in the beauty department but they for sure win best in taste. The umami flavor from the red miso paste adds a sweet earthiness to the un-assuming lentils. To make dinner even speedier, you can buy pre-made lentils from Trader Joes, but I don’t mind the extra twenty-five minutes or so to make my own.
Miso Lentils are great served over rice, quinoa, in a buddha bowl or all on their own. I’m partial to adding spinach or bock choy for some added nutrition and a flash to green to break up all the brown.
If you’re afraid this recipe isn’t filling enough, you’re in for a surprise. One cup of lentils has 16 grams of protein, which means you won’t be fighting off the case of the hungeries an hour later. Enjoy!
If you decide to take a chance on these Quick and Easy Miso Lentils, don’t forget to #youngbrokehungry on Instagram so I can see it. High five!
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup dry sprouted lentil trio
- 2½ tablespoons red miso paste
- In a pot, combine lentils and chicken broth over medium low heat. Simmer for about 25 minutes or until there is barely any broth left and lentils are tender. Stir in miso paste. Serve.