Today we’re making on of my favorite meals, delicious rice and lentils cooked in a rice cooker. The rice cooker lentils come out perfect, and the rice cooker takes care of all the cooking. This is the only cooking method that produces perfectly cooked, tender lentils.
I have been searching for other foods to cook rice in my new fancy rice cooker since we got it. Lentils were a great choice because they are small and easy to cook. They can also be spiced in many different ways. I used the 2:1 ratio of water to lentils and added some bay leaves and garlic cloves. These are the same seasonings that I use when cooking on the stovetop. Guess what? They came out perfectly! They came out perfectly.
These Rice and Lentils Cooked in a Rice Cooker are:
- Great texture
- Perfectly cooked
- Full of flavor
- Useful for soups, stews, or salads
- This recipe can be made without stirring or using the stovetop
- Delicious, vegan, gluten-free, high in protein, and so delicious!
The Best Lentil-to-Water Ratio
I used the 2:1 ratio of water to lentils and set the rice cooker on the “Grain” cycle. I cooked them for 45 minutes and then checked them every 10 minutes to make sure they were not over- or undercooked. This was perfect as I wanted lentils to make a recipe (Lentil Vegan Shepherds Pie), but didn’t want another pot to clean or to pay too much attention on the stovetop.
Although this recipe yielded a lot of lentils, I was able to save some to make a salad later in my week. This recipe is the best I have ever used for cooking lentils.
Which Rice Cooker is the Best?
This Instant Pot Duo rice cooker has been a great investment. It’s been with us for many years. It is used weekly and can be used to cook rice, lentils and quinoa in the rice cooker. It’s the best rice cooker I have ever used. It has a wonderful feature that keeps the rice warm on top of the stove, so you can enjoy your meal all day.
What are these Rice Cooker Lentils?
This will work with green, French, black, brown, and white lentils, but not red lentils. Red lentils are a different type of lentil and will still break apart when cooked in the rice cooker. Dried red lentils can be added to soups or stews.
How do I make lentils in a rice cooker?
- Rinse the lentils and take out any small stones or sticks
- To the rice cooker, add lentils, vegetable stock and bay leaves.
- If you have rice cooker, set it to Grain mode or close the lid.
- After cooking for 40 minutes, check to make sure lentils are cooked. You can add another 10 minutes to cook them for a longer time. Continue this process for 10 minutes, until the lentils are cooked.
- Before serving, drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil.
The same ingredients I use for my Rice Cooker Lentils are available here:
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Rice Cooker Lentils (Vegan, GF)
These lentils are cooked in the rice cooker. They have an amazing texture and flavor! The rice cooker is easy to use and does all the cooking.
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Calories 186 kcal
- 2 cups of rinsed lentils(brown, black, green or French)
- 3 bay leaves
- 4 cloves of peeled garlic
- 4 cups of Vegetable Stock, without added salt
- 1TBSP of olive oil
- Rinse the lentils and take out any small stones and sticks
- To the rice cooker, add lentils, water and bay leaves.
- Turn your rice cooker to Grain or high mode or on the lid.
- After cooking for 40 minutes, check to make sure lentils are cooked nicely. You can add another 10 minutes to cook, if needed. Continue this process for 10 minutes, until the lentils are cooked well.
Calories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 12gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 473mgPotassium: 463mgFiber: 15gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 271IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 4mg
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