Browse Recipes

Browse Recipes

Warm lentil and rice salad

A recipe from the Good Food collection.


Warm lentil and rice salad
Warm lentil and rice salad
1 cup brown lentils
1 cup Basmati rice
4 large red onions, finely sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 cup olive oil
50 g butter
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground sweet paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
3 spring onions, chopped
ground pepper


1. Cook lentils and rice in separate pans of water until grains are just tender; drain.

2. Cook the onions and garlic in oil and butter for 30 minutes, on low heat until very soft.

3. Stir in cinnamon, paprika, cumin and coriander and cook for a few minutes longer.

4. Combine onion and spice mixture with -well-drained rice and lentils. Stir in chopped spring onions until combined and add ground pepper, to taste. Serve warm.

Main ingredient:
Lentils, Rice
Lunchbox, Side Dish


Be the first to comment.

Daily Life is a proudly female biased website with content tailored to women. We encourage lively debate and conversation around our stories and while all opinions are welcome – we also have some guidelines to make sure everyone is treated with the respect they deserve. We love comments that articulate a different point of view, a witty insight, some humour or a shared experience. Our moderators will reject comments that personally attack the author or other commenters. We also won’t publish comments that are aggressive, sexist, racist or in any other way discriminatory or derogatory.

We hope these guidelines make the process of commenting on stories and reading the comments left by other users as enjoyable as possible. More details about our comment policy here.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

Top 10 Recipes

  1. 1

    Quince jelly

    Quince jelly

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This jelly is great with fresh ricotta or on toast for breakfast, or served with sharp cheeses such as pecorino or parmesan.

  2. 2

  3. 3

    Omelette Rothschild

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  4. 4

  5. 5

    Prawn cocktail

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  6. 6

    Stella McCartney's summer coleslaw

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  7. 7

    Mexican-style salted cod fish

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  8. 8

    Raw pad Thai

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

  9. 9

  10. 10

    Super berry smoothie

    Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Daily discussions