Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Basmati Rice with Lenitils and Lemon

This is one of my favourite vegan recipes because it is so easy to make, inexpensive, and yet it taste like Delicatessen food!


500 g basmati rice
1 x 400 g can brown lentils
1 cup washed Italian parsley leaves
3 garlic cloves, peeled
salt to taste
1 lemon, plus one more for decoration
1 grated carrot
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more to drizzle
freshly ground black pepper.

Wash the rice and cook by absorption. Rinse the lentils, and add to the rice when is nearly cooked. In the meantime finely chop the parsley leaves with the garlic and some salt. Place in a bowl and add the juice of one lemon and the grated carrot. Remover the rice and lentils from the heat add the parsley and lemon mixture, the olive oil, and stir. Divide between 6 plates, and top each one with one slice of lemon and some freshly ground black pepper. Add more salt and olive oil if you like, and enjoy. This is a full, balanced and healthy meal!

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©


  1. I love it, especially the lemon touch! Must try it soon, thank you!

  2. I am liking the sound of that...I am a big fan of lentils, love the simplicity of this dish.

  3. Yum...sounds great! I think my husband would even like this. I'll have to try it out on him. :o)