Lentils, Rice and Caramelised onions

A delicious, simple and cheap way of ensuring you get a good protein intake:



1 onion, peeled, sliced thinly,

1-2 tbs olive oil,

2 pints of water,

225g green or brown lentils,

50g brown basmati or long grain rice,

salt and pepper.


  • Fry onion in oil over a low heat for 20-30 mins, without burning.
  • While that’s cooking, boil the water in pan and add lentils.  Cook 20 mins/until tender with bite.
  • Add rice.  Cook 25-30 mins.  Drain.
  • Stir in half the onions and all the lentils.  Pile rest of the onions on top.