This is gluten-free, vegan, and dairy-free, if your omit the butter. It is a slightly sweet, savory dish with a kick of spice. Vegetarian comfort food. It's very modestly spicy for spicy food lovers, but very spicy for people who aren't accustomed to chiles.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
3
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

3
Original recipe yields 3 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water and broth to a boil in a stockpot; add lentils, onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic. Cover stockpot, reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes.

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  • Mix quinoa, cumin, curry powder, salt, chili powder, cinnamon, black pepper, coriander, cardamom, and cloves into broth mixture; return to a boil. Cover stockpot, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes more.

  • Stir kale, peas, and butter into quinoa mixture and return to a boil. Cover stockpot, reduce heat to medium, and cook until kale and peas are tender, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

404 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 65.6g 21% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 615.7mg 25% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2016
Very tasty! I did take the advice of one of the other reviewers and toasted my spices before adding come EVOO and continuing on from there. It takes a bit to make so I would either save for the weekends or on a weeknight when I have a bit more time in the evenings. Very flavorful and filling. I will be making this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2015
I couldn't bring myself to boil all those lovely spices so I went about this a bit differently. I toasted all the spices over medium heat. When they became fragrant I added about a tablespoon of EVO and mixed then added the onion and minced garlic and sautéed until tender and translucent. I added the water and broth along with the lentils and followed the recipe from there until we got to the kale and peas. I steamed those separately to retain their bright green color. I did mix the peas into the grain mixture and served it over the kale. The other change I made was to use regular quinoa since there is neither nutritional advantage nor additional flavor in the rainbow and it was almost twice as expensive. When I saw how muddy this cooked up I was happy with that decision. Thank you Heather. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 3 stars
01/15/2015
I couldn't bring myself to boil all those lovely spices so I went about this a bit differently. I toasted all the spices over medium heat. When they became fragrant I added about a tablespoon of EVO and mixed then added the onion and minced garlic and sautéed until tender and translucent. I added the water and broth along with the lentils and followed the recipe from there until we got to the kale and peas. I steamed those separately to retain their bright green color. I did mix the peas into the grain mixture and served it over the kale. The other change I made was to use regular quinoa since there is neither nutritional advantage nor additional flavor in the rainbow and it was almost twice as expensive. When I saw how muddy this cooked up I was happy with that decision. Thank you Heather. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2016
Very tasty! I did take the advice of one of the other reviewers and toasted my spices before adding come EVOO and continuing on from there. It takes a bit to make so I would either save for the weekends or on a weeknight when I have a bit more time in the evenings. Very flavorful and filling. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2015
This is a good recipe and we'll probably make it again. It did take longer to cook than the recipe called for. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/12/2015
Found there was to many spices in this recipe and many cancel each other out. Also you can adjust the water amount depending if you want it looser or dryer. Mine came out very mushy with the water as the recipe says. Read More