Brown Rice with Lentils

Author Notes

I feel good eating healthy foods, especially when they taste good-for-you. When I eat this dish, I feel virtuous and nourished. It's those earthy flavors of the whole grain rice and lentils. Serve this dish with some plain yogurt and a perfect hard boiled egg, and you have a complete meal. You can also make this ahead of time and heat it in the microwave. It tastes almost as good as it does fresh! —Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)

  • Serves 4
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1.5 cups brown rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 hard boiled eggs (optional)
  • 2 cups yogurt (optional)
In This Recipe
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sautee for about five minutes.
  2. Add the rice and saute over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until the rice is beginning to brown and become fragrant.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes until the rice is fully cooked through. Monitor the water levels from time to time; you may need to add some water if it seems dry.
  5. Let the rice rest for a few minutes, fluff, and serve with hard boiled eggs and plain yogurt, if desired.
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