Brown Lentil Rice

Change up your plain rice for this brown lentil rice recipe, it’s tasty enough to eat it on its own or have it as a side dish with your favourite protein. You can also make it for any one who is a vegetarian since it has added protein to keep you fuller longer.

Brown Rice Lentil Recipe

By June 4, 2014

  • Prep Time :15 minutes
  • Cook Time :40 minutes
  • Yield : 8 servings



Soak the lentils the night before in a large bowl with water.

Rinse the lentils to get rid of any impurities. Boil with enough water to cover the lentils. Boil for about 5 minutes and remove the water (this cleans the lentils even more.) Add double the amount of water and boil until lentils are cooked. About 15-20 minutes.

Clean rice a couple of times and remove the water. Add the same amount of the water from the lentils to the rice. I use the rice cooker so usually if I am making 2 cups of rice I will use 2 cups of the water that I used to boil the lentils.

When the rice id cooked, start sautéing the onions in butter on low-medium heat, make sure not to burn the butter, once you see the onions softening add the cumin and salt and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the lentils and onions to the rice ad stir.



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