This simple, hearty, vegetarian dish is a meal on its own.

Sun Oven Rice and Lentils


2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for serving

1 large onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup strained tomatoes

5 cups water

1 cup dried green lentils, picked over and rinsed

1 cup brown rice

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped


Set Sun Oven out to preheat.

Combine the oil and onion in a large pot. Place the pot in the Sun Oven and cook until the onion begins to soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic, then the tomatoes. Add the water and the lentils, cover and cook until the lentils are slightly tender, 30 to 4o minutes. Stir in the rice and salt, replace the lid and continue cooking until the rice is done, about 45 minutes. Remove the pot from the Sun Oven and stir in the parsley. Drizzle additional olive oil over each serving.

Makes 4 to 6 servings


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