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egyptian lentils and rice in a white bowl

Egyptian Lentils and Rice.

Egyptian lentils and rice is an easy gluten free recipe that's filling and tasty.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, vegan.
Keyword green lentils, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 160 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


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


  1. Place the olive oil into the bottom of the slow cooker.

  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients, including the stock.

  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.

  4. Stir the mixture while it is in the slow cooker. 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.

  5. If you use red lentils, keep an eye on the time, they will probably cook in 2 hours or so.
  6. Serve with chopped green onions, fresh cilantro, or chopped red onions.

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in the refrigerator. They should stay fresh for about 3 days.

Nutrition Facts
Egyptian Lentils and Rice.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 265mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 396IU8%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.