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Active time
15 minutes
Total time
9 hours, 15 minutes
6 servings

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 ½ cups brown lentils

½ cup short grain brown rice

4 cloves garlic

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon allspice

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

5 ½ cups water


Optional garnishes for serving: fresh parsley, plain yogurt or labneh

  1. Grease the inside of a large slow cooker with 1 tablespoon oil. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 8-9 hours, stirring once or twice throughout.
  2. Taste and adjust seasoning. Top with fresh parsley or plain yogurt (or labneh) before serving, if desired.

An Oldways recipe, courtesy of Kelly Toups


Calories: 260
Total Fat: 3.5g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
Sodium: 390mg
Carbohydrate: 46g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 2g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 14g

Yield: 6 servings

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