Fragrant Red Lentils With Rice

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Cooking Light. 409 calories, 9.3 g fat, 20.6 g protein, 63.4 g carb, 9.5 g fiber 13 mg cholesterol.

Top Review by SlooowCooker

My boyfriend and I really enjoyed this dish. It had the perfect balance of spice - not too much for me and just enough for him - plus it was easy to make. I used ghee for all the fats, but that was the only change I made. The only thing I would do differently tomorrow when I eat the left overs is serve the rice and the lentils separate, and mix at will, plus have a small tomato, cuke and avocado salad on the side to create contrast. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Let the oil get heated in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add diced onion and stir/saute for 6 minutes or until onion starts to brown.
  3. Add in ginger and next 5 ingredients; stir/saute for 1 minute.
  4. Add 3 cups water, lentils, and salt; bring to a boil.
  5. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are tender; throw out bay leaves.
  6. Melt the butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
  7. Add in green onions and jalapeno pepper; stir/saute for 5 minutes.
  8. Add to lentil mixture along with lime juice, cilantro, and garam masala; stir to combine.
  9. To serve: put 1/2 cup rice into a shallow bowl; spoon 3/4 cup lentil mixture over rice for each serving; top with 1 tablespoon yogurt for each serving.

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