Spanish Rice with Lentils

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a high-fiber, low-fat meal that's perfect for vegetarians. It's also high in folic acid so it's good if you're pregnant. Oh, and it's pretty tasty too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use a large saucepan to heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and onion and sauté until onion is soft.
  3. Add tomatoes, lentils, rice, water and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add water as needed, if rice starts to dry out.
  6. Add green pepper and simmer uncover for three minutes or until rice is tender.


Most Helpful

Very good and easy to put together! Just the right amount of seasoning. Thanks for posting.

Chef 313014 March 30, 2010

I left out the green pepper and used slightly less pepper flakes. This is very easy to make and I like that the ingredients are things that I commonly have in my kitchen. Very tasty! Great recipe!

cuisinebymae July 01, 2004

Had to improvise a little, used fresh tomatoes and uncooked lentils but still worked out fine. Really enjoyed this, added a little vegetable stock powder. Will be keeping this recipe.

Sueie August 29, 2002

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