Brown Lentil Rice Recipe - Chichilicious

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 favorite 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

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 3 cup water or stock
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp butter


  • Soak the lentils for 30 minutes - 1 hour 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.
  • Start sauteing 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.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 147IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: Lebanese
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: rice
Author: Chichi
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