Lentils and Rice with Eggs and Bacon

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

Not just for soups, although my family goes wild over this Chicken and Lentil Soup recipe, but we also love this lentil dish served over brown rice. My aunt shared her family recipe with me, which she eats topped with hard boiled egg and bacon, but I also love it topped with a runny egg. If you want to keep it vegetarian you can swap the bacon with avocado.

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

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 and rice with eggs and bacon are economic, easy to prepare and make enough for plenty of leftovers!

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Lentils and Rice with Eggs and Bacon

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

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:
  • Freestyle Points: 6
  • Points +: 7
  • Calories: 272 calories
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 94mg
  • Sodium: 324mg
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 5.5g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 12g
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For busy families looking for delicious, healthy meals that will keep everyone’s stomachs full and happy, lentils and rice with eggs and bacon 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 and rice with eggs and bacon 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.