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Lentils and Rice With Caramelized Onions

Tasty Team


for 4 servings

Caramelized Onions

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Lentils and Rice

  • 3 ½ cups water (840 mL)
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup green lentil (200 g)
  • 1 cup long grain rice (200 g)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf


  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ cup greek yogurt (120 g)

Nutrition Info

    Calories 473
    Fat 8g
    Carbs 82g
    Fiber 7g
    Sugar 8g
    Protein 20g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. In a large pot, sauté the diced red onion and minced garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the water, green lentils, and salt to the large pot. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover with lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. To make the caramelized onions, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over low heat and add the onion slices, stirring occasionally until completely soft, dark brown, and caramelized.
  5. NOTE: This will take about 30 minutes. The onions should become very dark and tacky when finished. Stir often to avoid burning.
  6. Add the rice, cumin, cinnamon, and bayleaf to the lentils. Stir.
  7. Cook covered for about 15 minutes, or until rice is cooked.
  8. Serve lentils and rice topped with the caramelized onions, chopped fresh parsley, lemon wedges, and Greek yogurt if desired.
  9. Enjoy!

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