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Black Rice and Lentils

Makes 3 1/2 cups (480g)
Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl


  • 1/2 cup brown lentils 110g
  • 1/2 cup black rice 110g
  • 2 cups water


  • Rinse the lentils and the rice in a fine mesh strainer (you can rinse them together because they are going in the same pot to cook).
  • Tap the strainer on the sink to remove as much liquid from the rice / lentils as possible, and then transfer the mixture to a pot along with the 2 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil, stir once and then turn the heat down to very low and place the lid on the pot.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, until all of the water is absorbed and the lentils and rice are both cooked.


Black rice is even more nutrient dense than brown rice. This is because the phytochemicals that make black rice black are some of the same phytochemicals that give blueberries their deep blue color. Black rice and lentils are packed with antioxidants and fiber. Let’s just say that if your getaway caused some backup, this will help move things along.