Lentils w/rice, onion & tomato

8 Jul

This a very easy meal I’ve been making for myself lately. I’ll cook up a big batch on Sunday and have it for dinner most of the week. It’s awesome because it’s dirt cheap, easy, and you can eat a ton of it while feeling satisfied by never lethargic.


  • 1 pound lentils
  • 1 can diced tomato
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 strips of bacon
  • Sauce of choice to taste (I’ve used a number of different stir fry sauces with good success)


  • Bring lentils and 5-8 cups of water to a boil.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes. However, I suggest checking for doneness starting around the 10 minute mark to make sure they don’t get mushy on you.
  • Brown your bacon and then cut it up into small pieces.
  • Sautee the chopped onion and cook until the onion softens and browns a bit.
  • Drain the lentils and then stir in all the rest of the stuff including any sauce you want.

One Response to “Lentils w/rice, onion & tomato”

  1. Joanna March 23, 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    Hey Mark, guess what? You’ve been Tagged!

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