Mediterranean Lentils and Rice Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Lentils and Rice recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Lentils and Rice using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by defrog3

Makes 4 servings



Golden raisins (sultanas) can be substituted for the currants. They're very small and not readily apparent, but they add a lot to the flavor! This recipe also makes good leftovers!

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Lentils and Rice

1 medium onion
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne
3/4 cup lentils
2 cups vegetable broth
14 1/2 oz tomatoes, crushed canned
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup dried currants
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Lentils and Rice

  1. Spray a non stick skillet with vegetable oil spray.

  2. Add onion, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne, cook over medium heat until the onion is soft, about 10 minutes

  3. stir in lentils and 2 cups broth. bring to a boil over medium-high heat. reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes

  4. add remaining ingredients except feta. bring to a boil and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until rice and lentils are tender. NOTE: watch the liquid level at this stage to prevent burning!

  5. To serve, sprinkle with feta

Categories

Rice, Main Dish, Mediterranean, Advance

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 503.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
401
Calories from Fat
41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.6g
7%
Saturated Fat
2.0g
10%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Sodium
882mg
37%
Potassium
947mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
69.3g
23%
Dietary Fiber
14.5g
58%
Sugars
6.5g
Protein
20.4g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 35%
Calcium 13% Iron 36%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
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