Rice Lentil Polou

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 199.9
  • Total Fat: 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.0 mg
  • Sodium: 545.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

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from Laurel's Kitchen - can be a side dish, or even a main dish. from Laurel's Kitchen - can be a side dish, or even a main dish.
Number of Servings: 6


    1/2 medium onion
    1 tbl olive oil
    1 c brown rice (uncooked)
    1 tbl tomato paste
    2 1/2 c chicken stock (you can also use water or veggie stock, but calories are for chicken stock)
    1/4 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 c lentils (uncooked)
    1 tsp salt
    1/4 c raisins (or to taste)
    1/4 c pine nuts
    1/4 c almonds, chopped


1. Chop onion and saute in oil until soft.
2. Add rice and stir for several minutes.
3. Combine the tomato paste (1 tbl) , stock or water & cinnamon, and add to rice mixture.
4. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, turn heat low and simmer for 30 minutes
5. Preheat oven to 350 f
6. Stir in salt, raisins & nuts. Mixture should still have some water or stock, and if not add 1/4 c water.
7. Place into a greased baking dish or casserole. Cover and bake for 20-30 minutes.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYIRIS313.

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  • Directions don't say it; add lentils in step 3.

    I love this! So easy to make, and a great meal to bring to work for lunch (not messy and very flavorful). I double the recipe because we eat it as a main meal rather than a side. I generally use walnuts because I don't have almonds/pine nuts (yum!).
    - 3/5/17

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  • Wonderful recipe! My only comments are: 1) salt to taste (I found the teaspoon was too much), and 2) the original from Laurel's Kitchen had half the nuts, which I think is plenty. But if you love nuts, go for it! I did enjoy the mixture of almonds and pine nuts. - 7/15/15

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  • We love this recipe and have been making it for years, I was so happy to discover that someone else had already entered it. This is a GREAT main dish, side dish, and potluck contribution. The nuts and raisins make it especially rich and filling. - 9/10/09

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