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Arroz con Coco y lentejas

Rice with Coconut and Lentils (Arroz con Coco y Lentejas)

Erica Dinho
5 from 28 votes
Servings 4


  • ½ cup lentils
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • Fresh cilantro for serving


  • Rinse and soak the lentils for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil in a medium pot. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add the lentils, bay leaf, salt and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for about 30-40 minutes or until the lentils are cooked and the water is absorbed.
  • Discard the bay leaf, add the rice and stir until combined. Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and let it simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve.
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