Mediterranean Lentils and Rice

Stay healthy with this vegan and gluten-free Mediterranean Lentils and Rice topped with fresh tomato cucumber salad and homemade hummus.

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
5 from 2 votes
Vegan Rice and Lentils
Course: Main Course, Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Lentils and Rice
Servings: 4
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Ingredients
Mediterranean Lentils and Rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 batch tomato cucumber salad, recipe follows
  • 1/2 cup homemade or store bought hummus
  • 1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 4-6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 small avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved (optional)
Tomato Cucumber Salad
  • 1 small cucumber, diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup parsley, chopped
  • juice of 1 small lemon
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine rice and lentils in a medium pot with 2 1/4 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and simmer until the water has evaporated and the rice and lentils are cooked all the way through. 

  2. While rice and lentils are cooking, prepared your vegetables and set aside. 

  3. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the Tomato Cucumber Salad and refrigerate until ready to use.  

  4. Once the rice and lentils are cooked, divide into 4 bowls or plates. Top with Tomato Cucumber Salad. Add cucumbers, radishes, avocado, and olives then top with a spoonful of hummus. Serve immediately. 

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Lentils and Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 694mg20%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 11g46%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 1825IU37%
Vitamin C 42.7mg52%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.