We love our vegan lentil recipe with lentils, rice and veggies because it is so easy to prepare and tasty too. This is a one pot meal, throw everything in a stock pot and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.

Lentils are an inexpensive protein source and so versatile in tons of recipes.  Here are a few of our favorite recipes using lentils.  Did you know that our recipe database is filled with lentil recipes that are searchable by type of lentils, cooking method, and even medical condition that you are managing through proper nutrition. Yes, lentils can actually help manage various medical conditions as explained in this Today’s Dietitian article

Fiber: Lentils’ Health Benefits — An Ancient Seed Finds Its Rightful Place at the Modern Table

Lentils can help you lower your cholesterol level, manage your blood cholesterol and provide an inexpensive protein source to help you build muscles.

Here are some of our dietitian-approved and actually dietitian created recipes that you will enjoy if you like lentils.

Lentils, Rice and Veggies

Incredibly simple vegetarian meal for those days when all you want is food, but the one thing you don't have is time.
Course: Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Budget-friendly, Easy, Fall, Fiber, Meal prep, Quick, Vegan, Whole grain
Condition: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Dairy Free, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup lentils dry
  • 1 cup brown rice (or wild rice, or quinoa)
  • 2 cups vegetable broth low sodium
  • 1/2 cup carrot sliced
  • 1/2 cup mushroom sliced
  • 1/2 cup celery sliced
  • 2 handfuls spinach


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a stock pot. Cook over medium low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Let sit until all of the broth has been absorbed, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!


Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 766mg | Fiber: 16g

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Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors.

Rebecca Bitzer loves to empower Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) and their clients.  Co-author of Welcome to the Rebelution: Seven steps to the nutrition counseling practice of your dreams and  Taste the Sweet Rebellion: Rebel against dieting.