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Cook the lentils in boiling water for 12-15 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
Tip the shallots into a casserole with the olive oil. Cook over a low-medium heat until tender and just starting to colour at the edges. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Tip the leek, celery, fennel and courgette into the pan and mix.
Pour the stock into the pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the lentils, orzo, cherry tomatoes and bay leaf. Season well, half-cover with a lid and cook gently for 20 minutes until the pasta is cooked and the vegetables are tender.
Add the chopped herbs and serve with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and some crusty bread, if you like.
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