Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

A tastey side dish that goes with anything.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the veggies in a heavy frying pan.
  2. Cook for about 5 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly, until the green onion wilts Add the lentils, chicken broth, and garlic.
  3. Stir.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then lower the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cayenne pepper and parsley.
  6. Take care not to overcook, the lentils should have a crunch.


Most Helpful

This is an excellent way to prepare lentils. Super simple, healthy, and great tasting. I used beef broth because I used up all my chicken broth making soup. It was a good substitution. This would make a nice side dish, but I had it for lunch along with a side salad. Thanks for a great recipe.

ratherbeswimmin' September 19, 2010

This is such a yummy pilaf!!! I really luv the combination of flavours in this dish! The lentils go so well with the other veggies and the garlic and cayenne add a nice touch of heat. I had this as a light lunch using red basil in place of parsley and mixed bell peppers as thats what I had on hand. Mmmmm, is all I can say! :) Ill certainly make it again, cause its so good for you and also super tasty! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this gem with us, Derf! Made and reviewed for Veg'n'Swap #15 as a recipenap.

Lalaloula October 07, 2009

Very good, simple, and healthy. I found that the times listed in this recipe were exactly right, too. Now I just have to make sure I find that smashed garlic clove before I bite into it! :) Thanks for sharing!

Aunt Cookie February 17, 2009

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