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Rice & Lentil Pilaf

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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 4 people

A few veggies, some rice, lentils and a savory vegetable broth combine to make this tasty side that's a definite keeper!


cost per recipe: $3.21

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large carrot, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 3/4 cups Swanson® Vegetable Broth
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2 medium Italian plum tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, onion and garlic and cook until the vegetables are tender.

  • Step 2

    Stir the broth, lentils and rice in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes or until the rice and lentils are tender. Stir in the tomatoes and parsley.  Season to taste.


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    Patricia P.
    January 16, 2019

    This is the third time I made this recipe with a few small changes. I didn't have plum tomatoes so I used 1-15 oz. can of diced tomatoes drained and added the tomatoes along with the broth, lentils and rice. Also, I added 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. Za`atar Spice. I cooked the pilaf for 30 minutes because at 20 minutes the lentils were too firm. Removed from heat and placed a clean kitchen towel under the lids to absorb excess moisture for 10 minutes longer. Fluff with a fork. We love this recipe.

  • Rice & Lentil Pilaf

    Amy C.
    September 22, 2011

    I'd never had lentils before so I didn't know what to expect but they were great. The whole side dish was delicious.

  • Rice & Lentil Pilaf

    marci r.
    March 3, 2009

    This recipe is very good and it went well with salmon. I used brown rice to add some whole grains.

  • Rice & Lentil Pilaf

    September 10, 2008

    This is a wonderful, healthy recipe. I was surprised at how good it is. It goes well with fish; we had it with salmon.

  • Rice & Lentil Pilaf

    Veronica V.
    February 5, 2007

    Very enjoyable with any Italian style main entree!

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    Made With

    Calories 277
    Total Fat 7 g
    Sat. Fat 1.0 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Sodium 407 mg
    Total Carb 44 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Sugar 5 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 9 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 5 %DV
    Iron 17 %DV
    Potassium 12 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.