Lentil Stew Free PD Recipe

2013-04-13
Lentil Stew - © ProtectiveDiet.com

This hearty lentil recipe was created for the electric pressure cooker. It’s a nutrient dense one-pot time-saver with smoky warm flavors from cumin seeds and smoked paprika. Prep this stew in the morning, set the time delay, and arrive home to a memorable home-cooked stick to your ribs plant-based meal.

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Comments (12)

  1. posted by carol mccalment on March 2, 2016

    I just made this and it is very good. I will share this dish today with many others. Fast and yummy.

    • posted by wallaceka on March 20, 2016

      Too bad you can’t share with me!

  2. posted by ellston on December 3, 2015

    Lentil Stew is a great 1 pot cooking dish. I made it in a pot on a wonky 2 burner stove in a hotel. Despite the erratic heat of the stove it came out perfectly. This would make a great dish for cold weather camping- nice and hearty. You could either make it fresh on site or pack the stew already made and heat up on a camp stove. Considering how sturdy the ingredients are I would just pack them. If you really wanted to save you could pack them all chopped. I just packed up the measured spices for the stew in a jar to bring to the hotel. If you follow the directions for PD perfect brown rice you will be good to go with minimal effort. If rice uses one pot too many for you tortillas would be good with this.

  3. posted by Susie Keat on November 1, 2014

    Do you have a timeline if cooking this recipe without a pressure cooker? We can’t afford to purchase one right now, and I just use my old Dutch Oven for most soups and stews. Thanks!

    • posted by Julie Marie on November 5, 2014

      Susie, I would bring it to a boil, cover and turn down to a simmer for approximately 40-45 minutes or until lentils are tender. More liquid evaporates on the stove top than in the pressure cooker. If more liquid is needed add water or additional broth.

  4. posted by huclkengirl on February 15, 2014

    I just ate leftovers for lunch! STILL amazing!

  5. posted by huclkengirl on February 14, 2014

    I LOVE this recipe! I am just amazed every time I make a new recipe and how great it is! It taste so good! It was quick and easy perfect for the cold months.

  6. posted by driley on November 27, 2013

    I just made this and it was SO good! The flavors are awesome and it makes a LOT! It was my first time using a pressure cooker but I loved the experience!!

  7. posted by Jennifer on November 10, 2013

    This is a great, hearty stew perfect for cold fall & winter days. It makes a big batch and keeps well. I didn’t have any smoked paprika left, so I used hot paprika and a bit of liquid smoke. Delicious!

  8. posted by lili gonzalez on September 21, 2013

    Quest? Do you brown the onions and garlic in a separate pot or the pot of the pressure cooker? BTW, I noticed that the pressure cooker you use is not nonstick, how do you keep things from sticking? I have a rice cooker with a non-stick finish and was wondering if it can be used in place of your pressure cooker?

    • posted by Julie Marie on September 24, 2013

      This is the 6 in one Pressure Cooker I recommend http://www.amazon.com/Secura-Electric-Pressure-Stainless-Browning/dp/B008A852ZW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366225911&sr=8-1&keywords=secura%20pressure%20cooker&tag=viglink126901-20

      It has a stainless steel bowl and browns. I set it to brown to brown the onions then add broth with additional ingredients and cook under pressure. I also use it on th rice cooker setting to cook perfect brown rice. It has a slow cooking feature as well as a steamer. It is listed on Protective Diet as one of my five favorite kitchen tools.

      I suggest you watch more of my cooking videos to see how to cook without oil. Here’s a great one to show you how I do it.
      https://protectivediet.com/browning-onions-without-oil.html

  9. posted by Denise on August 16, 2013

    So good and filling! I didn’t have any red wine, so I just used the extra vegetable broth, but it was still delicious.

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