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Lentils and Rice with Curry

Updated on August 10, 2014

Have Brown Rice for Healthy Eating

Brown rice is filled with vitamins and minerals
Brown rice is filled with vitamins and minerals

Easy Vegetarian Recipe with Curry

You can easily make this vegetarian curry recipe with a variety of healthy vegetables. Try adding curry to different vegetables and legumes--especially to lentils and rice. I always have a good supplies of both lentils and brown rice for those last minute dinner ideas. Lentils and brown rice both offer many healthful vitamins, minerals and fiber along with being very tasty and satisfying. Whenever I am at a loss for what to cook, and have also forgotten to take something out of the freezer this is first choice on my list. And you can add many other veggies to this mix for a complete dinner.

Lentils and Rice

5 stars from 2 ratings of Lentils and Rice

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Serves 6 people dinner with left overs

Add the Lentils

Enjoy lentils often for their taste and health benefits.
Enjoy lentils often for their taste and health benefits.


  • Two cups uncooked Brown rice
  • Two cups dry Lentils
  • Two tablespoons Curry powder
  • One teaspoon Fresh ginger
  • One teaspoon Ground chile pepper
  • Sesame Oil
  • Two tablespoons Sesame seeds
  • One tablespoon Garlic salt
  • One tablespoon Turmeric
  • One-half cup Greek yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Left over vegetables, chopped

Instructions for Curry Recipe

  1. Set up two medium size pots to cook lentils and brown rice individually.
  2. Boil four cups of water and add two cups of the brown rice. Cook until the rice is tender. You may need to add a bit more water.
  3. Take the rice off the burner and add one tablespoon of sesame oil. Add garlic salt and black pepper. Keep the lid on the pot to stay warm.
  4. While the rice is cooking, boil four cups of water in a separate bot and add the lentils. Cook until the water evaporates and the lentils are tender.
  5. Add the curry powder, turmeric, ground Chile pepper to the rice mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently to blend all the seasonings.
  6. Grate fresh ginger over the lentils (as much to suit your taste). Add the sesame seeds to the lentil mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Saute any vegetables you have in the refrigerator.
  8. Stir the vegetables in the rice mixture.
  9. Add the yogurt to the lentils.
  10. Serve the rice topped with the lentils for this easy vegetarian curry recipe with vegetables.

Serving Suggestions

Put rice on a plate and cover with the lentil mixture. A green salad will enhance this easy vegetarian recipe. A side dish of fresh broccoli will add a healthy and delicious touch to this vegetaraian meal.


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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Vegetarian Recipes: Curry Lentils, Rice curry is one of my best meals, but since my move to Croatia I seldom prepare this meal got go easy on my curry spices

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      rajan: Thank you as always for votes and pin...Also for stopping for a little curry....Love curry!!!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      We make this often, Carol though this recipe has a couple of ingredients we have not tried. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Voted up and pinning.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Curry is a simple spice to use. I use it for everything. As long as you like the taste there are no issues. Thanks for dropping in and nice compliments.

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      6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Sounds delicious! I love curry dishes, but I'm always a little intimidated to cook them myself. This recipe definitely seems doable. Thanks for sharing!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for dropping by, and lovely comments.

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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This definitely sounds like a winner!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for stopping by a nd your lovely comments.

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      6 years ago from Oregon

      Wonderful recipe Carol! I love to add curry to anything, I will try this recipe!

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks dragonflyflA: I appreciate your comments and of course, dropping by.

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      6 years ago from South Florida

      Not a big fan of curry. Maybe once a year, but I love lentils and black beans. Gave you 5 stars for a new way to cooks these. I haven't seen this combination before. Love the idea of adding yoguert.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Experiment with curry and try it with different dishes. It also has great health benefits.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Curry is generally not expensive. You have to love the curry taste and we do. I use it in salads, eggs and other dishes.

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      ksinll: Anything that is easy and tastes good is always a win win. Thanks for the comments.

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      6 years ago

      This sounds like a really good recipe. I love curry, I usually use those curry blocks you can get in the grocery store but this recipe seems like it would be better.

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      The Finance Hub 

      6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Wow, I didn't know curry and inexpensive could be found in the same sentence. Usually requires so many expensive ingredients! Loved the hub! Voted up!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. I like curry and this looks easy

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      TINA V 

      6 years ago

      I was looking for a new recipe where I can use the curry powder. It's good I found this hub. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great week!


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