Curried Lentils and Rice Recipe

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Curried lentils and rice is a really delicious meal that is frugal, gluten free, includes good protein, and makes a great lunch for guests. It goes great with the cool and sweet apple and spinach salad shown, the recipe for which is included below. 

It’s good! I want to remember this one for the future!



Curried Lentils and Rice

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 2+ cloves diced garlic
  • 4 cups veggie or chicken broth
  • 2 cups lentil rice mix (or 1.5 c rice with .5 cup lentils)
  • 1+ tbsp curry, to taste (1 add 2-3 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (optional)
  • salt to taste

  1. Sauté onions and garlic until soft.
  2. Add rice mix and broth and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce heat to simmering and add remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover and simmer about 20-30 minutes until rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Add water 1 cup at a time if longer cooking time is needed. 

Variation: Add dried cranberries or currants to the last 10 minutes of cooking. 



Apple and Spinach Salad

  • 2 apples (I used fuji)
  • 1-2 cups spinach, chopped into strips
  • 2-4 tbsp plain yogurt
  • juice from 1/2 medium lemon
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt or salt
  • chopped celery (optional)
  • roasted walnuts (optional)

  1. Combine all ingredients. 
  2. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. 


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  1. These both look great. Thanks for sharing at Food on Friday!

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