Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

A delicious and satisfying side dish. Sometimes I add a few sprigs of chopped cilantro.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring lentils to a boil in a 2 qrt saucepan with 2 cups water.
  2. Remove from heat and let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, trim and discard ends from green beans; cut into 1/2" pieces.
  4. Slice green onions.
  5. Mince carrot, shallot and ginger.
  6. Drain lentils and set aside.
  7. Heat oil in 2 qt saucepan over medium heat.
  8. Saute green onions, shallot and ginger in oil 2 minutes.
  9. Stir in rice; saute 2 more minutes.
  10. Add 2 1/4 cups water.
  11. Stir in lentils, green beans and carrot; bring to a boil, cover pot and cook 15 minutes, until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  12. Let stand 5 minutes off heat.
  13. Stir in salt and serve while hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

It was really satisfying and a one-dish meal for me this afternoon. I used a combo of green, yellow and brown lentils(1/4 cup). It was very nice. Next time, I plan to substitute the water to cook the rice with vegetable broth(and omit the salt) for a richer dish. Thanks for sharing!

5 5

We enjoyed this and will be making it again soon. I did use canned cut green beans, precut matchstick carrots, and vegetable broth instead of water for the lentils. Very nice side dish or quick lunch.

4 5

Very attractive and doesn't detract from/try to compete with other dishes. I also think this would be a good base for rice salads.