this is my second time making this and it is outstanding!!!!! my only change is to add salt with the lentils for their first round of cooking--maybe a tsp or so. I like how they give the nutritional value but I wish it was a bit more specific--is the info for 4 or 6 servings and what size are the servings? that is my only complaint.
Lentil and Rice Pilaf
jjfadoosh Posted: 09/28/09
jnjhill Posted: 02/11/09
I really enjoyed this dish & will definitely make again. A little time consuming, but easy to make. I used fresh mint in the yogurt sauce, which worked well.
jfinzel Posted: 01/09/11
I made this for the first time without any changes and it was wonderful as is! Next time I will use brown basmati rice instead of the white rice and cook a little longer. It is going into the regular rotation!! I served it with roasted zucchini. It made a great 'meatless' meal.
Madmann Posted: 08/02/10
very tasty and easy to make
chefamh Posted: 05/21/11
This is a delicious dish - everyone loved it even my husband who doesn't usually prefer lentils. I used french green lentils and substituted sliced celery for some of the onions.
Christine62 Posted: 09/24/12
Wow! and WOW! I was skeptical - being a pretty devoted meat eater. We've been wanting to go meatless monday and I decided to give this a try. OMG - it was sooo good. Having the yogurt sauce was a must. I think all the wonderful onions as a starter for this dish really made it tasty, and very authentic. I did not miss the meat. Do it - it is good.
mmmbanya12135 Posted: 07/31/12
Delicious as is but next time I plan on using less pepper because my son thought it was too spicy (but he is very sensitive to spices). Very easy to make. The stages of cooking make it easy to do prep and cleaning in between steps. I only used two pots. One for lentils, one for dish. The whole family and the kids' friend loved it! I also used fresh mint for yogurt sauce. Always fresh unless you're desperate. I made the sauce first and let it chill in the fridge while I cooked.
Randallios Posted: 01/17/14
Love this recipe!! As a single guy I found it very difficult to get the desired result but I quickly found that the use of the right kind of rice improves the end result I used Spekko Rice (http://www.spekkorice.co.za/index.php/our-products) and it worked for me.