Curried Lentils and Rice

Curried Lentils and Rice
  • Yield : 2
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 55m

Curried Lentils and Rice is solid and satisfying while being very light in fats.  It is a great combination of flavors and textures in it.


  • 1 cup peas (frozen, defrosted)
  • 1 cup tomato (fresh, diced)
  • 1 cup brown lentils (soaked, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups onions (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (finely minced)
  • 1 small piece hot pepper (finely minced)
  • ½ cup Basmati rice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 4 tablespooons cilantro (chopped for garnish)
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • hot sauce


Step 1

Take a medium sized sauce pan, pour and heat oil. Add the onion, ginger, garlic and pepper and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Cook until onion turn to golden to transparent.

Step 2

Add lentils, rice, curry powder and water and stir well. Cover the sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat once it boils to low heat and simmer for 35 minutes.

Step 3

Then remove from heat, add peas to sauce pan and let sit for 5 more minutes.

Step 4

Add tomatoes and salt and fluff with a fork.

Transfer to a serving plate, top with cilantro and serve immediately.

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