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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 105.6
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 45.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 4.2 g

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Lentils with Tomatoes and Rice

Submitted by: PAULA26

Introduction

Hearty vegetarian dish Hearty vegetarian dish
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 tbsp olive oil
    2 tbsp finely chopped onion
    1 cup lentils, rinsed
    3 cups water
    1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes
    1/2 tsp minced garlic
    1 cup long-grain white rice
    1-1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
    1 tbsp curry powder
    2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Heat olive oil in large, heavy saucepan or skillet.
Add onion and cook over medium-low heat until onion is softened but not browned, about 2 to 3 minutes.
Add rinsed and drained lentils and water.
Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add tomatoes with juice to the pan.
Stir in the garlic, rice, ginger, and curry powder and cook covered 15 to 20 minutes or until lentils are softened but still somewhat firm, or done to your taste.
Add more water as needed so mixture doesn't dry out.
Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, garnish with cilantro.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PAULA26.






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  • Very Good
    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Just made a pot of this and loved it. I had to sub powders for garlic and ginger, omitted the onion, used brown rice, and it turned out delicious! Those who said it wasn't salty enough maybe need to cut back? I eat very little salt and this tasted great to me. Great high fibre side for meat dishes! - 7/1/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I really loved this and love it's versatility. I tried the garam masala and loved it, but would try curry too. Will also try adding some cooked chicken to simmer in the spices and tomato. Looking forward to trying lots of variations. I also add spinach for an added boost! - 1/16/09

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Very Good. I added some carrots to create more color to it. My daugther who is vegetarian liked it too. - 1/28/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    deeeelish.... reminded me a bit of Spanish rice, but healthier. I used fresh diced tomato which turned out really well. I will definitely make this one again! - 9/7/08

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I come from India. And this is almost a staple diet for some of us. Love it. Thanks Paula for sharing. One option is to pressure cook the lentils - with a ratio of 1:1 Lentils 1 Water 1. You can try this with Kidney Beans as well - dont know how it will affec the calories though :-) - 3/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    cumin and cinnamon make a really yummy flavour. - 3/27/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    THis was flavorless until I added some vegetabel bullion. Then it was OK; however; it improved with age. So I would make it again with a few adjustments to the recipe and would wait at least 24 hours before I ate it. - 3/9/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good!! I used the spiced red pepper canned tomatoes for a little extra kick, also added some finely chopped turkey sausage for my meat eaters. Definitely adding this one to my meal plan. - 7/19/10

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I would love to make this, but would prefer to use brown rice. I see several comments saying it needed more flavor,so I would add more seasonings..not salt. - 3/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the brown rice and this is a very delicious meal. We had it for lunch. Also added the lemon zest - yummy! - 3/27/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I loved it! Added scallions on top for a littl emore zest. Definitely, a keeper. - 1/22/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I used vegetable bullion when I was cooking my lentils, an didn't have canned tomatoes, but it was great anyway! I used brown jasmine rice instead of white rice. - 11/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is delicious. I added 1 tsp of garlic salt and only cooked for 15 minutes. Very satisfying! - 9/13/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Where's the salt? This was tasteless. When I added quite a bit of salt to the finished product, it wasn't half bad. I'll probably make again adding a tsp of salt. (admittedly I used fresh tomatoes. Does that make a difference?) - 8/4/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this but substituted brown rice for the white rice....everybody LOVED it in my household! - 6/28/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Amazing! I loved this meal. It was satisfying and healthy and tasty too! Wow. - 6/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tried it.. is a life saver.. esp if u a vegetarian - 5/9/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this is an excellent dish and I have used it several times - 4/20/07

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  • For accurate calorie count, it seems one must use 1 cup pre-COOKED rice, or much less uncooked rice. Made with 1 cup UNCOOKED rice, the calories/1 serving is about twice as much as listed. 1 cup uncooked rice=675 cal, so each serving would have 110 cal just from the rice, +more from the lentils,etc - 6/27/13

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  • added a little fresh ginger. was quite satisfying. - 1/30/13

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  • very, very good. You could also add some chicken or apple sausage. - 11/4/12

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  • I used dried onion, garlic, ginger and cilantro. I also used brown rice instead of white. But I think it tastes really good - 7/17/12

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  • Would you consider this a meal or a side dish? could probably be both right? - 6/17/12

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  • Had this for dinner tonight. I made a few changes, based on the ingredients I had. Instead of canned tomatoes I used 1lb fresh, instead of rice I used a can of brown chickpeas and the only lentils I had were red, which go mushy when cooked. I ended up with a lovely thick almost-soup - delicious!!! - 3/27/12

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  • I don't usually add salt to my foods but I found this very bland without the salt. With 1 tsp of salt it's delicious. - 2/5/12

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