This Mexican-style rice and lentils recipe it’s a simple but very nourishing recipe.
As part of the Zero-Waste Vegan Meal Plan, most of the ingredients for the recipe were prepared in advance, which makes this recipe extremely quick to make.
Rice And Lentils Recipe
This Mexican-style rice and lentils recipe it’s a simple but very nourishing recipe. As part of the Zero-Waste Vegan Meal Plan, most of the ingredients for the recipe were prepared in advance, which makes this recipe extremely quick to make.
- Author: Claudia Canu
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 30 min
- Diet: Gluten Free
1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, grated or chopped
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 cup packed (30 g) of raw spinach, chopped
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/16 black pepper
3/4 cup (135 g) of lentils, cooked
3/4 cup (125 g) of black beans,cooked
3/4 cup (100 g) of brown rice, cooked
1/5 of all cooked peppers (about half cooked red bell pepper if not meal planning)
1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes (optional)
4 Tablespoons of plain plant-based yogurt
- Warm up slightly the oil in a pan.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook until golden.
- Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the spinach and stir. Cook until the spinach leaves have reduced.
- Add the lentils, black beans, rice, and peppers and stir*.
- If desired, add the chili and stir well.
- Serve each meal with 1/2 avocado and 2 Tablespoons of all plain plant-based yogurt
Measure the beans, lentils, rice, and peppers in advance and place them all in a bowl, ready to go.
Claudia Canu is a former junk food and sugar addict transformed into a Health Motivator with a master’s degree in Nutrition. She has created this website not only to share her “Journey to her Healthy Forties” but also to help other busy women with basic knowledge about nutrition and who don’t love cooking, to live a healthier life, and achieve big goals.
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