My intention here was to make a simple dish that is a complete meal. I stuck to the plan and it was a success. Although it does require cooking rice, broccoli, and lentils, it is incredibly easy, straightforward, and relatively quick. So all you do is cook the 3 main ingredients, chop some cilantro, and then dress with olive oil, lemon juice and cumin.
I decided to add the cumin later to add a little something to the dish to make it a little more flavourful. I toasted the cumin seeds, and then ground them in a mortar and pestle. This is the most complicated thing in this recipe however not 100% necessary. While toasting the cumin seeds and grinding them yourself is nice, you could also use ground cumin. Skipping the cumin all together is another option if the lemon, olive oil and cilantro does it for you. Continue reading