White Rice and Lentil Skillet Dinner

A few vegetables, green lentils and white rice come together easily for a tasty dinner in one skillet in about 40 minutes. This recipe is gluten free and vegan assuming you use a gluten free stock.

Recipe developed by The Yummy Farm for USA Rice Canada.

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  • 2 tbsp oil of your choice
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, about 3/4 cup, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, washed, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped into small 1cm pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils (green)
  • 2 cups low sodium vegetable stock (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Garnish with fresh parsley


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook onion, celery and carrots in oil until onions are soft and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes. Stir regularly to avoid burning. Add garlic and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add lentils, rice and stock and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for about 20-30 minutes until the rice and lentils are cooked.
  3. Stir the tomatoes in at the end to heat through. Season with salt and pepper
  4. Serve with fresh chopped parsley.