Microwave Spanish Rice and Lentil Pilaf

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Anemone

Great side dish that doesn't heat up the kitchen. I start this before I get the rest of supper ready, and often have a few minutes to rest before I call the kids in.

Top Review by Chef Johnny Ringo

I love this rice! The cinnamon adds a really interesting flavor and a natural sweetness. I didn't add any sugar and my daughter still thought it was a bit too sweet. I used black beans, just because I love them with rice and it was absolutely delicious. I'll definitely be cooking this regularly! Thanks for the fantastic post.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine (drained) lentils, rice, tomatoes, stock, basil, cinnamon and sugar in microwave-safe casserole dish.
  2. Cover and microwave on HIGH (100%) 8-10 minutes. Continue cooking on MED (50%) 40-45 minutes until rice is tender and fluffy.
  3. Let stand covered for 5 minutes, sprinkle with your choice of cheese.

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