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Brown Rice Split Pea-Laf

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups brown rice, rinsed
3 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons lemon juice
12 cup split peas
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and pepper, taste


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil and saute the onion until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic ands rice and stir until coated with oil. Stir in the broth, lemon juice, split peas, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover and cook 45-50 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed and the rice and peas are tender. Let stand, covered 10 minutes, then serve hot.

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