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Quinoa Lentil Pilaf

1 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup diced onion
1/4 cup diced carrot
1/4 cup diced celery
2 Tbsp. diced red bell pepper
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. tumeric
1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/4 cup canned lentils, drained
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice

Heat oil in saute pan.  Place onions, carrots, celery, bell pepper , parsley, paprika, cumin, and tumeric.  In pan, stir together and cook 10 minutes until tender.  Rinse and drain quinoa, place in saucepan and mix with lentils and cooked veggies, stirring well.  Add water, broth, and lemon zest and juice and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until liquid has evaporated.  Let’s sit, covered, 5 minutes.  season with herbal seasoning.  Serves 1.

This was my favorite dish from the Ultimate Reset.