Sweet and Sour Lentils over Brown Rice

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Lentils are packed with nutrients, fiber, complex carbohydrates, and folic acid. They are low in calories, fat and cholesterol free, which make them a healthy meal alternative. Serve over rich brown rice and a delicious meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot combine lentils, water, bouillon cubes, bay and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook until lentils are tender.
  4. Remove bay leaves.
  5. Serve over brown rice for a complete, delicious and healthy meal.


Most Helpful

We like this recipe a lot. Well, I do, the rest of my family just tolerates it because they don't love lentils as much as I do. This has a nice flavor and is not hard to make. I prefer it with the pineapple juice. I've actually been known to drain the juice off a can of pineapple chunks to use in this recipe and then serve the kids the pineapple chunks with dinner!

ladypit November 05, 2003

Super easy and yummy! I didn't use the bay leaf, substituted some onion powder for the fresh onion, and had to use red wine vinegar instead of the cider vinegar. I was also out out cloves. I ended up using about 3 cups of water, as the lentils seemed to really soak up the liquid while cooking and I prefer saucy beans. Even with all these adjustments, it's an excellent dish and healthy, too! I served this over some sesame brown rice. It was so filling! What's not to like?!?!

TreeSquirrel November 17, 2009

This made for a nice warming fall meal when coupled with brown rice. A bit sweeter than I prefer and I will probably skip on the cloves for the second take as I found it pretty Clovey. Well worth a second take though. Thanks for posting!

makeeyecontact October 09, 2008

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