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Lentils with Rice – EASY Recipe, Properties and Tips

23 mayo, 2021

Lentils with rice, a very complete, traditional spoon dish that is very easy to prepare. Lentils can be cooked with many ingredients and we can prepare them in different ways due to their versatility, which is why they are one of the most widely used legumes in the world. However, if there is a combination that contains flavor and high nutritional value at the same time, that is, without a doubt, the one formed by lentils, rice and vegetables.

We have decided to add chorizo ​​to the aforementioned combination to provide an extra flavor and texture, however, throughout the recipe we will tell you how to substitute it if you prefer to remove it from the ingredients list. Stay in Free Recipes and discover with us how to make lentils with rice, an easy and delicious stew full of beneficial properties for the body.

4 diners
1h 30m
Main dish
Low difficulty

Additional characteristics:
Cheap cost, Popular in Fall-Winter, Boiled

Ingredients to make Lentils with rice:

How to make Lentils with rice:


Wash, peel the vegetables and cut them in pieces. Put a pot on the fire with a little oil and add the onion, halved or quartered, the whole peeled garlic, the pepper in pieces and the carrots in slices. Cut the chorizo ​​into slices and add it to the vegetables, stir, fry everything for a couple of minutes and add the fried tomato.

Trick: You can eliminate the chorizo ​​to make the recipe lighter. And if you don’t mind adding more calories, you can add blood sausage.

Lentils with Rice Recipe - Step 1


Wash the lentils and add them to the casserole. We have decided to make the lentils with rice using dried lentils, but you can also use canned lentils if you want to speed up the process.

Lentils with Rice Recipe - Step 2


Cover the pot of water, adding between 1 liter and a half and 2 liters. Cook the lentils with vegetables for about 30 minutes over medium-low heat.

Trick: If you use canned lentils, the cooking time will be shorter, about 15-20 minutes.

Lentils with rice Recipe - Step 3


At this time, add the rice and leave the preparation on the fire for another 20 minutes or until it is to your liking.

Lentils with Rice Recipe - Step 4


When you see that the lentils with rice and vegetables are almost there salt test and rectify if required.

Trick: You can also add other spices to taste to enhance the flavor, such as turmeric, cumin, a bay leaf …

Lentils with Rice Recipe - Step 5


The result is a dish of lentils with exquisite rice, full of flavor and texture. Is recipe for lentils with rice and vegetables it will comfort you on cold days, charge your body with energy and, most importantly, enjoy all the flavor of traditional cuisine. To accompany it, we recommend you make your own bread and serve the lentils with some slices. To do this, you can review these recipes:

Lentils with Rice Recipe - Step 6

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Lentils with rice in a quick cooker

We have shared the recipe for lentils with traditional rice, made in a conventional pot, over a rather slow heat and with patience. However, these same steps can be adapted to a pressure cooker if you want to prepare the dish much faster. To do this, you must follow these steps:

  1. Prepare the vegetable sauce as we have explained in the previous recipe.
  2. Cover the pot with water, add the lentils and rice and cover the pot.
  3. When the steam starts to come out, count a few 8-10 minutes of cooking, depending on the type of lentils you use.
  4. Remove the steam carefully and uncover the pot. Check the cooking of the lentils and rice, correct the salt and leave the pot on the fire for a couple more minutes.

Clever! This is how easy and fast it is to make lentils with rice in a pressure cooker.

Lentils with rice: properties

If we remove the chorizo ​​from the recipe, we are facing a very nutritious and healthy dish. Lentils with rice are a plate rich in iron, both for legumes and vegetables, with a large amount of fiber, carbohydrates, vegetable proteins, vitamins and other minerals. Thus, this dish is especially indicated for those people with lack of energy or anemia.

If we add the chorizo ​​or any other type of meat, the calories in the recipe will increase considerably but we will also be including more protein.