Lentils and Rice with Soya Mince

    50 min

    This is a hearty vegetarian and vegan meal that is full of protein. Brown lentils, rice, TVP mince and spices combine for a lovely supper, which is delicious reheated the next day. Find TVP mince in health shops.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 190g brown lentils
    • 700ml water
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 180g long grain white rice
    • 60g TVP mince
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable stock granules
    • 1 teaspoon curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
    • 600ml water
    • black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min resting  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Combine lentils with 700ml of water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
    2. Once the lentils have simmered for 10 minutes, stir in the cooked onion along with the rice, TVP mince, stock granules, curry powder, cumin, parsley flakes and 600ml of water. Return to the boil over high heat, then remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Do not remove the lid during this time. After 20 minutes, remove the lid and stir before serving.

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    Am looking forward to eating this tonight, when I've made it. But - onion is mentioned in the recipe but not in the list of ingredients. I'm going to go with my own ideas today, but I would like to know what the original recipe should have, please? Later...I made the recipe and am very pleased. Especially like the way it's so easy and so tasty! I used 2 good sized onions. I would use only 2 tsp stock granules next time because I don't like very much salt. There certainly will be a next time, though!  -  14 Oct 2012


    Good idea, but there was too much water as the recipe goes. The flavors were awesome. However, the only thing I added was a splash of vinegar to brighten the flavors a little. Otherwise, play with it, but use this as a starting point. Also, you could put more TVP in it, you can barely tell there is any in there.  -  12 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was great! I switched it up a bit though. I used a potato instead of TVP and I added a clove of garlic to the onion saute. I also followed the advise of the other comment and added a splash of vinegar at the end. She's right there is way too much water so I let it simmer that 20 min. instead of letting it stand. I will definately make it again!  -  28 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)