Lentils and Rice with Carmelized Onions

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 191.1
  • Total Fat: 7.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 589.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 6.2 g

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A spicy dish full of nutrients and flavor! A spicy dish full of nutrients and flavor!
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup lentils
    1 cup Jasmine Rice (or other long grained rice)
    1 onion (large)
    2 tbsp oil
    3.5 cups water
    1.5 tsp turmeric
    1 tsp. cayenne pepper (or more to taste, I like it with 2 tsp.)
    1 tsp. salt
    0.5 tsp curry
    0.5 tsp cumin


1. Place lentils in pot with water, bring to boil - cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Meanwhile add chopped onion to frying pan with heated oil. Continue grilling until the onions become brown (about the time it takes to boil the lentils - you can grill them for longer if desired, the browner the onions the more carmelized the taste will be)
3. Add spices and grilled onions to simmering lentils.
4. Add rice and stir well. Make sure there is enough water (it should barely cover the top)
5. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes.
6. Take pot off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes.
7. Enjoy!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RUBIA_SLJ.

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