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Rice with Green Lentils

Rice with Green Lentils is a delicious, tasty and healthy dish that can be enjoyed with a meat stew.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower grapeseed, olive oil
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig parsley chopped
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 scallion thinly sliced
  • 7 oz lardons 2 – 3 strips bacon, optional
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/3 cups long-grain rice rinsed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower grapeseed, olive oil


  • Place the lentils in a Dutch oven or stockpot containing 2 quarts (2 liters/3 ½ pints) of water, bring to a boil and cook, covered, over high heat for 30 minutes.
  • In a separate skillet, add 1 teaspoon oil, bacon or lardons and let fry for a about 3 minutes over medium heat while stirring. Add the scallion, thyme, parsley, onion, cloves and bay leaves. Cook for 2 minutes and add to lentil mixture and stir to incorporate
  • Cook for 10 minutes more, then add the rice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add water if necessary to just cover the rice; if there is too much water, remove the surplus. Cook over medium heat for 10 - 15 minutes more, then add the oil and stir well. Reduce heat to low when water has almost evaporated and cover and continue to cook until rice is fully cooked. Serve hot.


The use of bacon or lardons is optional. You can use Haitian Endui, smoke meat or not meat at all if preferred.


Serving: 1grams

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