“Lentils are a great substitute for almost any rice or pasta dish. They’re healthy and hearty, and full of flavor,” notes Templeton of his eight ingredient wunderkind. To keep it completely vegan, finish by stirring in olive oil instead of butter. If you don’t care about the whole plant-based thing (you should), feel free to swap in chicken for veg stock and fold in butter to your hearts delight before serving.
Here’s how to make it.