Clean Eating Lemon Lentil Rice Recipe

Clean Eating Red Lentil Lemon Rice

A complete, plant-based meal or a delicious side dish to nearly any main course.

Course Grains, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings (approximate)
Calories 143 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 4 cups vegetable broth (plus extra if needed - see instructions)
  • 1 cup long grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup red lentils (dry)
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder (or 4 medium cloves, minced)
  • 1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley (optional)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Pour the vegetable broth into a medium to large pot (with a lid) and add the dry rice.

  2. Cover and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to simmer and continue cooking for 25 minutes.

  3. At the 25 minute mark, add the lentils, onions, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic powder to the pot.

  4. Replace lid on pot, bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer again immediately.

  5. Cook for another 15 minutes, or until the rice and lentils are fully cooked.

  6. If something isn't completely cooked, add another 1/2 cup of stock and cook at a simmer until the liquid has cooked out.

  7. Stir in fresh parsley if using and serve.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Clean Eating Red Lentil Lemon Rice
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 143
% Daily Value*
Sodium 475mg21%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 410IU8%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.