A great way to eat more lentils - spiced Egyptian lentils and rice in the slow cooker.

Egyptian Lentils and Rice.

Simple, hearty, tasty, Egyptian lentils and rice.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 166 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 cup brown lentils use red lentils if you want it to cook quicker
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 6 cups vegetable stock or water or chicken stock


  1. Place the olive oil into the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Turn the pot onto the highest setting and add the onions.
  3. Allow the onions cook in the oil for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients, including the stock.

  5. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  6. Stir the mixture while it is in the crockpot. If it is dry, add a little water If it's soup-like, remove lid for a little while, or turn heat to high setting.
  7. NOTE: Start with 5 cups water or broth.
  8. That way it won't be"mushy" if you make this recipe while you're out for the entire day.
  9. You can always add more water or broth, but it's hard to"un-mush" lentils& rice!
  10. If you use red lentils, keep an eye on the time, they will probably cook in 2 hours or so.
Nutrition Facts
Egyptian Lentils and Rice.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 166 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 927mg 39%
Potassium 297mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 7.9%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 14.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.