Fragrant Israeli Rice

February 12, 2017
Fragrant Israeli Rice

Iraeli rice has been popping into my life for the last few weeks – so I thought I’d try and make some and came up with this wonderfully Fragrant Israeli Rice.

Fragrant Israeli Rice

I don’t know why, but I never thought of putting lentils in rice before. It’s such a great idea! Plus, when you add some spices, some toasted pepitas to give it some crunch, some sultanas to give it a nice sweetness and some fresh herbs for that extra flavour kick, it becomes this really moreish, flavourful, and a dish that you can’t stop eating!

Fragrant Israeli Rice

It’s so easy to make, but so tasty and flavourful! The best part is that as a meal it’s a complete protein! It would work wonderfully as a side too – perhaps with our Cajun Spiced Tofu!

Fragrant Israeli Rice

This lovely rice has one of my favourite spices in it – turmeric. I’ve been using it in so many recipes lately, and in fact, I love it so much that I put together a bunch of recipes from different bloggers around the world using it! It’s called 62 Turmeric Treasures to Boost Your Health. If you love turmeric, check it out!

Fragrant Israeli Rice

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Fragrant Israeli Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Wow yourself by making this Fragrant Israeli Rice! It's got the crunch of toasted pepitas, sweetness of sultanas, plus it's a complete protein in a meal!

Servings: 4 people
  • 1 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 tin brown lentils
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 cups cooked basmati rice
  • 1/4 cup sultanas
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp dried shallots
  • 2 Tbsp pepitas toasted
  1. Heat peanut oil in a fry pan. Add onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes until softened. 

  2. Add strained lentils and stir through. Add spices and mix through. Add cooked basmati rice and mix through. Add sultanas and parsley and mix through. 

  3. Add dried shallots and toasted pepitas at the end. We served ours with pappadums. 

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  • Reply annie February 16, 2017 at 4:03 am

    I’ve never heard of Israeli rice, but man o man I love food from that part of the world. Rice is one of my husband’s comfort foods, and it looks like we’ve got most of the ingredients in our cabinets already. I think we’ll try it out this weekend. YUM.

    • Reply Katie February 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Sounds great Annie! I love when I see a recipe and I have all (or most) of the ingredients! Hope it goes well! Rice is such a great comfort food! šŸ™‚

  • Reply Suzannah May 14, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Hi Katie, The recipe sounds wonderful.. what is the size of the tin of lentils?
    Thank you…

    • Reply Katie May 24, 2017 at 7:47 pm

      Hi Suzannah! I used a 400g tin of brown lentils drained. Hope this helps! Katie

  • Reply Liz December 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    What is the chip looking side that you have put with this dish.

    • Reply Katie December 18, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Hi Liz, Thanks for your comment. We have served this rice with Pappadums, a great accompaniment to this dish!

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