Total Time
8hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This recipe is commonly believed to be the "mess of pottage" for which Esau sold Jacob his birthright. Yes, it is traditional to have the salad on top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute all vegetables as well as the red chili in 1 tbsp olive oil in a skillet. When vegetables are soft and transparent, mix in the cinnamon and place in the slow cooker. For a different flavor, caramelize the vegetables and then add the cinnamon.
  2. In the same skillet, brown the rice in 1 tbsp olive oil until dry. Add to slow cooker.
  3. Stir in water and lentils. Cover and cook on high 6-8 hours.
  4. When thoroughly cooked, serve in individual soup bowls. Top with serving of garden salad with dressing poured over top.