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Mediterranean Fried Rice with Sumac Cauliflower & Za’atar Aioli
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Mediterranean Fried Rice

with Sumac Cauliflower & Za’atar Aioli

Tags: Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Soy-Free
SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
40 min
CALORIES
740
FAT
28g
CARBOHYDRATES
100g
PROTEIN
27g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. ¾ cup brown lentils
  2. 8 oz cauliflower florets
  3. 1 tsp ground sumac
  4. 1 carrot
  5. 2 scallions
  6. 1 garlic clove
  7. 1 lemon
  8. ¼ cup Follow Your Heart® Soy-Free Vegenaise®
  9. 8.8 oz precooked brown rice
  10. 2 tsp za'atar seasoning
  11. ¼ cup Kalamata olives
  12. 1 tbsp vegetable oil*
  13. 1 tbsp olive oil*
  14. Salt*
  15. *Not included
  16. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition*
  17. Directions for 4 servings indicated in parentheses
Allergens: N/A
Tools: Small saucepan, Baking sheet, Large nonstick skillet
SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
40 min
CALORIES
740
FAT
28g
CARBOHYDRATES
100g
PROTEIN
27g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Cook the lentils

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Rinse and sort the lentils, and add to a small saucepan with 1½ cups water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until lentils are tender, 22 to 25 minutes. Drain any remaining water. TIP: To “sort” means to look for and discard any naturally occurring debris or stones.

2
Roast the cauliflower

Add cauliflower florets, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and a pinch of salt to a baking sheet, and toss. Roast until tender and lightly browned, 17 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, add sumac, and toss.

3
Prepare the produce

Peel and dice the carrot. Thinly slice scallions, keeping the greens and whites separate. Peel and mince the garlic. Halve the lemon, juice one half, and cut the other half into wedges.

4
Make the aioli

Add minced garlic, just 2 tsp lemon juice, Vegenaise, and a pinch of salt to a small bowl, and mix the aioli.

5
Make the fried rice

Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced carrot and sliced scallion whites and cook until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add precooked brown rice and cook until crispy in places, 3 to 4 minutes. Add cooked lentils and just 1 tsp za’atar seasoning. Cook the Mediterranean fried rice until warmed through, another 2 to 3 minutes. TIP: To achieve crispy rice, don’t stir it too much.

6
Serve

Check the olives and remove any pits. Divide the Mediterranean fried rice between large bowls and top with sumac cauliflower and olives. Add sliced scallion greens and drizzle with aioli. Sprinkle with remaining za’atar seasoning and serve with lemon wedges. Enjoy!

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