Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lentils and Rice (DF, GF)

This was GOOD !!!  I LOVED the spinach in with the lentils and rice.  This has a bit of "heat" at the end,  so reduce or eliminate the cayenne pepper if desired.

Comments from taste testers:  Good flavor and texture.  I REALLY like this.  This is REALLY good.

1 cup dry brown rice (I used brown rice and wild rice)
1 can lentils, with liquid 
1 onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3/4 tsp ground cumin 
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp minced jar garlic
1 10-oz package frozen spinach
1 cup water
1/3 cup almond slivers or pine nuts (optional)

Place all ingredients in a rice cooker and cook until done.

I really like the Rival 6-cup Rice Cooker w/Steamer.   It makes cooking rice SOOO easy.  I just put all the ingredients in the cooker .  So my rice dish is complete with spices and veggies when the rice is cooked.  The 6 cup isn't a big rice cooker, but it is plenty for 2 people.  

Estimated Nutritional Value per serving based on 6 servings:  Calories 193, Total Fat 1.7g, Cholesterol 0mg,  Sodium 342mg, Carbs 37.5g, Fiber 5.4g, Sugars 1.9g, Protein 8.2g

..."What no one ever saw or heard, what no one ever thought could happen, is the very thing God prepared for those who love him."
1 Corinthians 2:9 (GNT)


  1. How would you cook if you dont have a rice cooker. Thanks!


    1. HI Sarah !! THANKS for your question !

      I would cook the rice, lentils, onion, cinnamon stick and red pepper in a pan on the stove and cook the spinach in the microwave or on top of the stove - and then I would just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and warm up on the stove or in microwave.

      If you have an instant pot, you could put everything in that and cook on the rice setting.

      I hope that helps !! - DEnise


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