Mediterranean Lentils and Rice

I have a confession – I love lentils. They are so much quicker than beans, and better for your wallet, waist, and the environment than a meaty meal. Here is one of my favorites. It makes a lot – roughly 3 meals for 4 people, so freeze the leftovers and save yourself a night of cooking!

One 1lb bag lentils, rinsed and sorted
1 tbsp chicken base
1/2 red onion, sauteed
1 tsp garlic
1 small can tomato paste
1/2 cup diced carrots
1 tsp cumin
2 tsps coriander
1 lemon, sliced

Sautee onions in a dutch oven or pot until translucent and starting to brown. Add the rest of the ingredients except the lemon. Pour in 1 1/2 quarts water. Simmer for 45 minutes. Add lemon and simmer 15 more minutes. Serve on top of brown rice with a green side salad. Garnish with cilantro for a meal that looks as good as it tastes!


2 thoughts on “Mediterranean Lentils and Rice

  1. Thanks for the lentil recipe. I have been experimenting with lentils and so far we all like them! Look forward to trying this recipe.

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