Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is an adopted recipe. I haven't made it yet, but I will soon and will then update it with any necessary changes. Adapted from The More-with-Less Cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pan, saute celery, onion and garlic in oil (or broth).
  2. Add water (or broth) and lentils.
  3. Cook 20 minutes.
  4. Add tomatoes, rice or barley, carrots and seasonings.
  5. Simmer 45-60 minutes.
Most Helpful

Super easy, but I think I should have cooked it a little longer because the lentiles still had a bit of a bite to them.

ellie_ March 30, 2003

Super yummy! Just make sure you allow enough time to cook the rice as that can take up to 40 minutes alone. To speed up the cooking, I have cooked the rice separately, then added it in later. Just make sure that you use less water or broth (4 cups or even less).

Sara M. March 06, 2012

I'm so glad you posted this recipe. I wanted to make something healthy for dinner, but didn't expect this to taste as good as it did. I used barley instead of brown rice, tripled the garlic, added cabbage, but follow the recipe other than that. This recipe makes a ton and look forward to eating this for a few lunches. Thanks for posting.

Lucky in Bayview May 01, 2011