Easy One Pot Lentils and Rice

Recipe by Chef #1082457
READY IN: 45mins




  • Cover the lentils with the water.
  • Peel and crush the garlic cloves lightly with the back of a knife. Leave the cloves whole, so that they flavor the dish but can be removed if desired. (I leave them out of the kids' portions, and give them to my DH and myself).
  • Add garlic to the pot, along with the bay leaves, cumin seeds and cinnamon. (DO NOT add salt at this point, as lentils will not cook properly).
  • Bring to a boil. Cook at a boil until the lentils are just tender. This should take about 25 minutes, but may take longer dependig on the age of your lentils.
  • Add the rice, salt and olive oil, and bring back to a boil.
  • Stir, cover pot, reduce heat to low, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Check to make sure the rice is done, adjust seasonings, and serve. If there is still too much liquid in the pan, just let it sit uncovered for a few minutes.
  • Enjoy!