Lentil and Rice Bowls with Eggs and Bacon

lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers! I’ve partnered with Canadian Lentils for #TheSimpleLentil campaign to show people just how versatile lentils are. My aunt shared her family recipe with me served over rice with hard boiled egg and bacon on top. If you want to keep it vegetarian you could serve it with a poached egg and avocado instead!

For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

I’ve partnered with Canadian Lentils for #TheSimpleLentil campaign to show people just how versatile lentils are. Not just for soups, although my family goes wild over this Chicken and Lentil Soup recipe, we also love it served over rice. My aunt shared her family recipe with me, she always serves it over rice with hard boiled egg and bacon on top. If you want to keep it vegetarian you could serve it with a poached egg and avocado instead!

lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers! I’ve partnered with Canadian Lentils for #TheSimpleLentil campaign to show people just how versatile lentils are. My aunt shared her family recipe with me served over rice with hard boiled egg and bacon on top. If you want to keep it vegetarian you could serve it with a poached egg and avocado instead!

What gives them all the flavor is the guiso which is a simple combination of sauteed scallions, garlic and tomato that you add to the lentils at the end. Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated throughout the week, if it gets too thick simply add a little water to loosen it while reheating.

For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

Lentil and Rice Bowls with Eggs and Bacon

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups small green lentils, rinsed well
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
For serving:
  • 7 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 5 large hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 5 slices cooked center cut bacon
  • 2 tbsp scallion, chopped
  • kosher salt, to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine carrots, lentils, broth, bay leaf and water in a large pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat a large skillet over medium heat with oil. Add oil, scallions and garlic and cook 2 1/2 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook 2 1/2 minutes, stirring.
  3. Stir into the lentils after they have cooked 30 minutes, then cook an additional 10 minutes covered.
  4. To serve, ladle 2/3 cup of lentils over 3/4 cup rice. Top with 1/2 chopped egg, 1/2 slice chopped bacon, scallions and salt, to taste.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 Servings, Serving Size: 3/4 cup rice, 2/3 cup lentils + toppings

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 9
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 272
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Sodium: 324mg
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 12g

For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

I was asked to participate in the #TheSimpleLentil campaign, sponsored by Canadian Lentils. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.