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*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 297mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.