Sweet and Sour Lentils

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 2, 2008

Ingredients
1 cup lentils ($.50)
2.5 cups water
1 t salt
1/4 cup apple juice ($.15)
1/4 cup cider vinegar ($.15)
1/4 cup brown sugar ($.15)
1 clove garlic ($.05)
1/2 onion, chopped, sauteed ($.30)
1 cup rice ($.20)
1 Zucchini ($.79)
1-2 T EVOO ($.10)

Directions
1. Cook lentils in water with salt. Bring to boil and simmer 20 minutes, until soft.
2. When lentils are cooked, add apple juice, vinegar, brown sugar, garlic and onion. Mix well and heat through until bubbly.
3. Cook 1 cup rice with 2.5 cups water.
4. Slice zucchini and saute in EVOO until tender.
5. Serve lentils over rice. (Rice + Lentils = Complete Protein! Gotta love cheap protein!)

Cost $2.39
This is a CHEAP as it gets!!! Enjoy the meal and the bargain!

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