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The Best Lentils and Rice

What you need: 

2 Cups Brown Rice
1/2 cup lentils
5 cups water
I large onion, chopped
2 Carrots, chopped
2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
1 vegetable boulion cube
black pepper
dash of cayenne (optional)
bay leaf

What you do: 

Bring the rice, lentils, onion, carrot, and garlic to a boil in 5 cups water. Reduce heat to low and add spice and bay leaf. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 45 minutes. Serve with tamari sauce. I like to also top it with sliced scallions and/or toasted pecans.
(Be sure to remove the bay leaf when finishe'd cooking)

Preparation Time: 
1 hour
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
6
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I modified mine just a little. Sauteed garlic in a teaspoon of olive oil, then toasted rice in that for a while before adding other ingredients.  Also added a teaspoon of dried basil and served the results with soy parmesan. Simple and simply delicious! Thanks! ;)

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I made this recipe last night and it was delicious!!  I added a little more garlic and some cumin, cayenne, oregano and basil plus the veggi boullion..wonderful!!  and it made plenty even my meat eating hubby had seconds! :)

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I'm not sure if I would say the best but its still very good!  I used 1 cup rice and 1 cup lentils only 1/2 and onion and used a tsp of both cayenne and ground cummin seed.  Came out really good!

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When is the bouyon cube added and since i cant find them anyway... how much vegitable broth would be a good substitute???

I'm guessing it would be added when the water is supposed to be added if you had bullion cubes.

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When is the bouyon cube added and since i cant find them anyway... how much vegitable broth would be a good substitute???

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This was pretty good.  I think it depends on how much you like your veggie boulion and how much of it you use.  Next time I would use more...I ran out.  I would also use extra garlic and maybe some parsley.

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really yummy recipe! i followed another suggestion on here and used 1 cup of lentils and 1 cup of rice and added about 4 cups of water. I also added 2 bay leaves instead of one, cumin, and turmeric which gave it a beautiful golden color. really good!

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This recipe was great, simple, healthy and delicious.  My husband make this and we both loved it!  We would definitely make again. 

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Oh yum, this was great. I modified just a bit: I didn't have any onion so I didn't put any in and added kale. I reduced the rice to one cup, upped the lentils to one cup and added about 3 1/2-4 cups water. Served with some yogurt, just 'cause I put yogurt on everything. So yummy and cheap and easy and versatile!! Thanks for the recipe.

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Loved this! My husband and I couldn't stop eating it. I used 2 bullion cubes and 4 cloves of garlic. Next time I'll probably add a little cumin. Really tasty and so cheap and easy to make (and super nutritious, too!).

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