Lentils and Rice

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Sumisan

This is so simple but SO delicious! I first came across it in a marilu henner cookbook, but it is definitely a keeper!

Top Review by Marlene.

This recipe was a huge stretch for us , so I'm not going to leave any stars as I believe it was mostly a 'taste' issue with us. This was the first time I've ever tried brown rice or lentils. After about 40 minutes on a low simmer , there was no more liquid to soak up and it had started to stick to the pan. There was quite a bit of uncooked rice left in it. This is NOT a total washout for me though! Even though I might not have enjoyed the flavor so much of this as a side dish , I saved and froze the rest of it and am planning on making it an addition to a rich vegetable beef soup soon! I think they'll go great in that for us. Plus, simmering in the soup , the rice should finish up cooking too! :) Thanks for posting the recipe and thanks for getting me to broaden my horizons a little bit!!! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onions and garlic in butter pretty low so that garlic doesnt get bitter.
  2. Add water and the lentils and rice. Cover and cook for about 1 hour.
  3. It is good alone but adding more butter before eating makes it extra creamy!
  4. dont forget to remove the bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste (you dont have to go by the measurements on those!).

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