Curried Lentil Rice



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Prep Time

10 min

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Cook Time

10-15 min

A beautiful rice and lentil dish, with a bit of extra heat from our Hot Curry Spice Paste. This dish will bring colorful flavors to your table. Looking for a milder version? Try it with our Mild Curry Spice Paste instead.

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Recipe calls for


  • 1 can (14 oz) lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 3 tbsp Patak’s® Hot Curry Spice Paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups cooked white rice 
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of half a lemon


  1. Heat the lentils in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Set aside. 
  2. Add oil to a skillet and sauté the onions and garlic for 3 to 4 min, until translucent. 
  3. Add the Patak’s® Hot Curry Spice Paste, water and simmer for 2 to 3 min. 
  4. Add the cooked rice and lentils, then add the cilantro and lemon juice, stirring well.