Lentils and Rice

Lentils and rice are a good combination to serve with your meat or veggies dish.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 6 / preparation time: 45 minutes



1 cup rice

1 cup lentils

4 cups water

1 tbs olive oil

1 chopped onion

4 chopped garlic cloves

salt to taste



1 – In high heat, heat olive oil and sauté onion and garlic.

2 – Add rice, lentils and salt. Mix well and fry for about 2 minutes.

3 – Add the water and stir again. Let the heat on medium-high.

4 – Once the water dry on the surface, turn the heat to low and cover the pan.

5 – The dish will be ready as soon as all the water dry and lentils are cooked (if necessary, add more water and cook longer).


Tips and Options:

  • In place of salt and water, use vegetable broth.
  • Once you turn off the heat, add 1 grated carrot and mix. It will be even tastier and extremely colorful.
  • For a different flavor, use in butter instead of olive oil.


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