Mexican Lentils and Rice



Mexican Lentils and Rice , .


Mexican rice and lentils are a satisfying, inexpensive, and simple dinner recipe! This one-pot healthy meal is gluten free, vegan, low fat and full of flavor. With only a handful of ingredients, this simple Mexican inspired dish is ready in about 30 minutes and requires very little work. Perfect for meal prep too!


Mexican rice and lentils are a satisfying, inexpensive, and simple dinner recipe! This one-pot healthy meal is gluten free, vegan, low fat and full of flavor. With only a handful of ingredients, this simple Mexican inspired dish is ready in about 30 minutes and requires very little work. Perfect for meal prep too!

Total Time: 30 Minutes, Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients :
  • 1 cup brown or green lentils
  • 1/2 cup brown jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water or 1 1/2 cups water and 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup organic salsa
  • 1 tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 tbs. dark chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • pinch cayenne
  • 2 cups fresh spinach or kale



Instructions :
  • In a large pot, add the lentils and rice to the pot. Cover with water and let sit 2-3 minutes to soak. Drain the water and then cover in 3 cups of water or 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth.
  • Cook over medium high heat until the pot reaches a slight boil. Turn down to low and cover. Cook 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender and the water has been absorbed.
  • Once the water has been absorbed, turn off the heat. Add the salsa, cumin, chili powder, salt, cayenne and spinach. Stir to combine
  • Serve hot or cold. Add your favorite toppings like roasted red pepper, avocado, guacamole, greek yogurt (dairy free or regular).



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Mexican rice and lentils are a satisfying, inexpensive, and simple dinner recipe! This one-pot healthy meal is gluten free, vegan, low fat and full of flavor. With only a handful of ingredients, this simple Mexican inspired dish is ready in about 30 minutes and requires very little work. Perfect for meal prep too!

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