Rice and Lentil Bowls with Mint Pesto Yogurt

Rice and Lentil Bowl with Mint Pesto Yogurt, plus a Giveaway!

Between LA Food & Wine + The Taste, it’s been a while since I’ve cooked, eh?  Thanks to the folks at Stonyfield and Bob’s Red Mill, I have an excuse to get back in the kitchen with these free samples.  I’m making Rice and Lentil Bowls with Mint Pesto Yogurt.



You know this is still going to be easy, though.  This is me we’re talking about.


Lentils (made in the rice cooker) and leftover Sushi Rice…



…with a mint pesto yogurt sauce.

All together…

Lentil Bowl


…basically been eating out of this bowl for 3 days.


It gets dry sitting in the fridge, so some extra Greek Yogurt (seasoned with lemon juice/Maldon Sea Salt) helps things out…


…I also add some veggies for extra greens.


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Rice and Lentil Bowls with Mint Pesto Yogurt


  • 1 Cup Cooked Rice
  • 1 Cup Red Lentils
  • 1 Cup Organic Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Large Handful Fresh Mint
  • 1/4 Cup Raw Pinenuts
  • 1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • Zest/Juice Small Lemon


  1. Cook the lentils to package instructions, or use a rice cooker.
  2. Add the cooked lentils to the cooked rice, combine and season with salt/pepper.
  3. Make a pesto by combining the mint, nuts, garlic, EVOO, and lemon zest/juice in a food processor/blender. Stir in 1/2 the yogurt.
  4. Mix the rice/lentils with the pesto.
  5. Season the remaining 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt and dollop on top.


12 thoughts on “Rice and Lentil Bowls with Mint Pesto Yogurt

  1. Deb

    I love both of these things! I saw a recipe recently for spiced lentils with a poached egg and greek yogurt that I thought looked spectacular–I think I just got motivated to try it out

  2. Blessie Nelson

    I would do a slow cooked stew of lentils and grated coconut and aromatic spices and give a finishing creamy touch with coconut milk laced yogurt and green chillis.

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