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Rice and Lentils from a Rice Cooker


"Simple and easy main dish or side. This makes a nice base for a meal instead of potatoes or plain rice, or stands on its own. Top with cooked chicken after it's done for a simple, high-protein meal. Add more barley for a better glycemic index."
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35 m servings 631 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Rinse rice, lentils, and barley thoroughly and mix in a rice cooker pot; add olive oil, garlic, and stock concentrate and stir.
  2. Pour enough water over the mixture to reach the 4 1/2-cup mark on the rice cooker.
  3. Press Start and let cook until the rice and lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 631 calories; 10.8 g fat; 121.6 g carbohydrates; 17.6 g protein; < 1 mg cholesterol; 381 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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East to throw in the rice cooker. Use good quality broth/base. Vegetables are great in this. Diced carrot, celery, onion cook nicely. Don't be afraid to add some spices! I like thyme, rosemary...

I like all of these ingredients, but I just didnt love them together. The lentils fell apart, almost acting like a binding to the rice and bulgar. I had to add so many seasonings and flavorings ...