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One Pot Lentils and Rice

Packed with whole grains and legumes with this healthy, easy side dish that’s full of flavor! These lentils and rice cook together in one pot, and feed a crowd.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword One Pot Lentils and Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 382kcal



  • Rinse rice (we prefer long grain brown rice) and lentils thoroughly in three changes of water. Drain well.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the drained rice and lentils and toss until well-coated.
  • Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce to low heat and simmer, covered, undisturbed, for 30-40 minutes, until broth is mostly absorbed and rice and lentils are tender.
  • Remove from heat and let rest 5-10 minutes before fluffing with a fork. (Avoid stirring vigorously, as that creates too  creamy a texture. The rice and lentils are best when the grains are tender, but separate.)
  • Fold in parsley and green onions, and serve.



Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 954mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g