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rice and lentils with pork meatballs

Lentils with Rice Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Cuisine International
Servings 4 servings
Calories 180 kcal


  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3 cups water or broth of your choice
  • 1 cup rice cooked separately in 2 cups water
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons butter or olive or coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chili
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Place lentils in pot with broth or water, and bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until done – around 30 - 35 minutes.
    lentils and broth ready to go into the mix
  • Rinse rice and place in pot with 2 cups water then bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer until done. Drain and set aside – around 20 minutes.
  • In a skillet add the butter or oil of choice, heat, add crushed garlic, and sauté for a minute or so, then add the diced mushrooms, stir frying for around 4 minutes, or until mushrooms are done, then set aside.
  • In a serving dish mix the rice and lentils and add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Slice chili very thinly, and stir through the rice and lentil mix. If the chilies are hot ones, remove the seeds.
  • Place the garlic and sliced mushrooms on top to serve.