Brown Rice and Green Lentil Pilaf

This is an adapted recipe from Supermarket Vegan on page 97. I changed a few things, added in some vegetables and we had a filling dinner awhile later! I got fancy and used french lentils which I love. Unlike regular lentils (often called brown or green) the french ones don’t get mushy. They are small, puffed up discs that have a brilliant speckled green color. Texture, taste and amazing color in meals – you will love these! If you haven’t seen them before read the above link or click-through to see them on Amazon: Bob’s Red Mill French Green Lentils.

Brown Rice and Green Lentil Pilaf


  • 4 cups lower sodium vegetable broth or 4 cups water + 4 tsp lower sodium bouillon ( Vogue Cuisine Vegetable Soup & Seasoning Base – Low Sodium, Gluten Free )
  • ¾ cup french lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • ¾ cup long grain brown rice, rinsed
  • ¾ cup carrots, peeled and diced (about 3 medium)
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp roasted garlic (jarred)
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • Guacamole and tortilla chips for the side


Add the broth through the pepper into a large deep sided skillet (non-stick is best). Bring to a boil, cover tightly and cook over medium-low for 45 minutes, gently shaking the skilled every 5 to 10 minutes the first 30 minutes.

Serve in bowls with chips and guacamole (or salsa).

Serves 3.



What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: