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Sprouted Brown Rice and Lentil Medley

Servings 3 to 4 Cups total


  • 1 C short grain brown rice
  • 1 C lentils
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vingar
  • Non-chlorinated water for soaking
  • 1 1/2 C beef stock or broth **
  • 2 C non-chlorinated water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 C diced onion
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 tsp ground rosemary
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 C diced mushrooms
  • 3 C chopped fresh kale
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ** Measure the rice after it has sprouted. Use an equal amount of liquid to cook it in. 1 C sprouted rice = 1 C beef stock or broth


To Sprout

  • Place the rice and lentils in separate jars.
  • Cover each with water, add one tbsp apple cider vinegar, stir and affix a cloth or coffee filter to the jars.
  • Allow to sit in a warm place for 24 hours.
  • Strain the liquid off of each, rinse and strain again.
  • Cover and tilt the jars upside down in a bowl to drain.
  • Allow to sit another 24 hours in a warm place.
  • If sprouts have not appeared, rinse, strain and allow to sit longer.
  • Once sprouts have appeared, refrigerate until ready to use.

To Cook:

  • Place the rice in a medium pot with 2 cups beef stock or broth.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Remove from heat and keep covered for 10 minutes.
  • Place lentils in a medium pot and cover with 2 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Strain water off and set aside.
  • In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over med/high heat.
  • Add the onions, garlic and salt.
  • Saute until soft.
  • Add the sage, rosemary, thyme and mushrooms.
  • Cook until the mushrooms have released their liquid.
  • Add the kale and saute one minute or until wilted.
  • Add the rice and lentils.
  • Heat through.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot.


Recipe by: Connie Murray@Happybellyfoodie.com