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  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken/vegetable stock (you can use water if you wish)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • ½ cup dry green/brown lentils


  1. Heat oil in medium-sized pot over medium heat. Add onion, sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add rice and sauté for 1 minute. Add salt and pepper. Add stock or water, cook over medium/low heat uncovered for 15 minutes.
  3. Add lentils, and cook for 30 minutes covered on low heat.
  4. Toss with a fork and serve!

Serves 8 (¾ cup servings)

NOTE: This can be made in advance and reheated in the pot.


lentil brown rice pilaf

About Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen, Natural Foods Chef, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 15 years. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole natural food HOME cooking, meal panning, and healthy eating. CAROLYN also owns DELICIOUSNUTRITION, a nutrition based culinary school specializing in holistic health and nutrition. Classes focus on clean-eating programs, superfoods and classes targeting specific health concerns and goals. Carolyn, is an Occupational Therapist by training who left her practice to pursue her passion - cooking. She started cooking at a very young age, and takes great pride in planning both simple, everyday meals and menus you can entertain with. Her informative and casual teaching style has inspired people to become great cooks and to enjoy being in the kitchen.

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