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Spicy Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Stew

Spicy Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Stew

with Herby Basmati Rice

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The humble lentil is an exalted ingredient in French cooking with a texture superior to that of any other lentil variety. It has a delicious nutty flavour with a smooth interior and nutritional credentials to knock your socks off.


Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.

Preparation Time35 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

¾ cup

Red Lentils

¾ cup

Basmati Rice

113 g

Baby Spinach

56 g

Onion, chopped

1 tbsp

Shawarma Spice Blend

1 tsp

Cayenne Pepper

30 g


6 g


7 g


2 tbsp

Tomato Sauce

2 unit

Vegetable Broth Concentrate

113 g

Cherry Tomatoes

1 tbsp

Red Wine Vinegar


Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Unsalted Butter*

Nutrition Values
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)1966 kJ
Calories470 kcal
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat8 g
Carbohydrate123 g
Sugar8 g
Dietary Fiber5 g
Protein20 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sodium460 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Medium Pot
Measuring Cups
Garlic Press
Measuring Spoons
Large Pot
Small Bowl
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Before starting, wash and dry all produce.Heat Guide for Step 3 (dbl each for 4 ppl): 1/8 tsp mild, 1/4 tsp medium, 1/2 tsp spicy and 1 tsp extra-spicy! Bring 1 1/4 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) to a boil in a covered medium pot. Add rice to the pot of boiling water. Reduce heat to low. Cook, still covered, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 12-14 min.


While rice cooks, rinse and drain lentils. Roughly chop parsley and spinach. Halve tomatoes. Peel, then grate 1 tbsp ginger (dbl for 4 ppl). Peel, then mince or grate garlic.


Heat a large pot over medium heat. When hot, add 2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4-5 min. Add garlic, ginger, Shawarma Spice Blend, tomato sauce and 1/8 tsp cayenne. (NOTE: Reference Heat Guide) Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1-2 min.


Add broth concentrates, lentils and 3 cups water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Bring to a gentle boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils soften, 18-20 min. Add spinach. Stir, until wilted, 1-2 min. Season with salt and pepper.


While stew cooks, stir together vinegar, tomatoes and half the parsley in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


Fluff the rice with a fork. Stir in remaining parsley and season with salt. Divide the rice between bowls. Top with spicy lentil stew. Divide tomato salsa between bowls and drizzle over any liquid remaining in the bowl.