Recipe: Lentils and Rice

3 Aug

I took dishes from two other PCVs and mixed them together with something that I believe is quite tasty and definitely got me out of my food rut.






Parsley (from my garden)/or what is grown in Rwanda ‘celery’

Spices: Maggi cube, salt, cumin, rosemary, pepper

Any other veggies on hand: green beans, carrots etc

Olive oil

Heat the pan with a little oil, saute the lentils and onions for 10 minutes or until they change color and become fragrant. Cover with water and lid for 10 more minutes. Add rice and water to cook. If using Maggi cubes, add when the water begins to boil. When the rice has 5-10 minutes left add chopped parsley, diced tomatoes and spices.


ENJOY! Maybe one of these days I’ll finish cooking it before dark and be able to take a picture. Here’s an even wilder idea…. maybe one day electricity will ACTUALLY arrive!


2 Responses to “Recipe: Lentils and Rice”

  1. Lily warrior August 8, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    What. Maggie cube?

    • Heidi August 10, 2012 at 8:04 am #

      A maggi cube is a boullion cube that’s widely available in African countries. Fun fact, you never really know what flavor you’re buying, chicken or beef.

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