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Lentils and rice with caramelized onions

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Lentils and rice with caramelized onions


  • Place a pot over high heat and add 1.5 liters water, the lentils, and salt.
  • Let them boil for about 15 minutes until they soften. 
  • Remove the pot from the heat, drain the lentils, and set them aside until needed.
  • Rinse the rice with cold water. This way, the excess starch will be removed and the rice will not become mushy. 
  • Drain the rice and transfer it to a pot. 
  • Add 500 g water, the olive oil, salt, pepper, the lemon zest, the rosemary, and the bay leaf. 
  • Place the pot over high heat and mix with a wooden spoon.
  • Let it come to a boil without stirring, lower the heat, and cover the pot with the lid. 
  • Simmer for 15 minutes until the rice absorbs the liquids. 
  • Remove from the heat and leave the pot with the lid on for 2-3 more minutes. 
  • Fluff the rice with a fork. 
  • At the same time, place a frying pan over medium heat and, as soon as it gets very hot, add the butter, the olive oil, the sugar, and the onions. 
  • Mix well, lower the heat, and simmer for about 4-5 minutes until the onions release their liquids.  
  • Turn up the heat and keep cooking for about 10-12 minutes until they are lightly browned. If they are too browned and there are no more liquids in the pan, add a little water.
  • Remove the onions from the pan.
  • Mix the rice with the lentils and most of the onions. 
  • Serve the lentils and rice with the caramelized onions that you kept aside and rosemary.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
18 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
19 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
17 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
8 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
22 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
22 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
0 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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