Lentil Pilaf

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Lentil pilaf is a popular dish in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. It is not only delicious but also packed with protein and fiber, making it a nutritious choice for vegetarians and vegans.

This is vegan, gluten free and high protein recipe. Dish can be prepared in 50 minutes. Recipe requires some culinary experience (medium difficulty). Number of ingredients: 14.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 30 min Rest Time 5 min Total Time 50 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 1400
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year



  1. Rinse the lentils and rice separately.
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic until golden brown.
  3. Add the carrots and cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the lentils, rice, vegetable broth, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt, and black pepper to the pot.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils and rice are cooked.
  6. Remove from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Fluff the pilaf with a fork and stir in fresh parsley and lemon juice.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 350kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%
Total Carbohydrate 55g19%
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g30%

* The Percentage Daily Values are calculated from a 2,000 calorie diet. Your specific daily value may vary, depending on your individual calorie requirements.

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