This Brown Rice, Lentil and Chicken Salad is just the thing for a ‘meal in a bowl’ or a substantial salad for a BBQ.


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup Brown or green lentils
  • 1 cup Brown rice
  • 400 grams Poached chicken breast - cut toto pieces to the size of your choice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 brown onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tab Curry Powder - of your choice
  • 1 tabs White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Red Capsicum - diced
  • 400 grams Tinned or fresh corn kernels
  • 4 Spring Onions - chopped
  • pinch Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a rapid boil and add rice and lentils. Cook for about 35 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Heat 2 tabs of oil in a fry pan and cook onion at medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add curry powder, stir and cook for further 1 minute. Add remaining oil, vinegar and salt and pepper. Add onion and curry mix to chicken and stir through.
  3. Add chicken mix to rice and lentils. Add capsicum, corn and spring onions and stir together. Serve.

Notes... This a great base recipe that you can add your favourites to. You can also speed up the prep time by using microwave instant brown rice and canned lentils. Try adding toasted slivered almonds and or chopped semi dried tomatoes You can also change the protein to tofu, chorizo, diced cooked left over sausage, quartered boiled egg etc

  • I’m a huge lentil fan so I will try this one out, not sure I could get the kids to eat it so I will reserve it for a Mummy night alone

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  • This is an interesting one. Not sure if we would like it or not but I am keen to find out.

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  • Thanks for the recipe. Will have to try it.

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  • I know I like fried rice so this could also be good I will have to try it thankyou

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  • I love rice salads, thanks heaps

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  • This looks like a hearty salad

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  • Love new recipes for salads. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I really struggle cooking brown rice, but love the ingredients of this. I think I would alter it just a little using white rice (!), but know my family would love it.

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  • Sounds quite good, although I would skip the chicken and add some more veggies and use wild rice.

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  • Not one for me but thanks.

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  • I want to make this now so I can have some healthy and filling lunches to bring to work. Love it

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  • Hello delicious, love dishes like this for lunch during the week x

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  • wow, this looks really yummy!

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  • Thanks for sharing – this sounds simple to do even though I usually muck up rice with the absorption method.

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  • Incredibly healthy, thank you for sharing.

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