• Olive oil
  • Onion – chopped
  • 1 cup rice (enough for ~3 meals)
  • 2 cups water / vegetable stock per cup of rice (liquid or powder mixed with water)
  • Spice (to taste) – ideas: baharat, cajun, harissa, curry powder (do not use herbs – only spice)
  • 1 can lentils or beans
  • Preferred vegetables – potato, carrot, broccoli, etc.
  • Can add any beans, lentils, vegetables, etc. Doesn’t matter which.


  1. Use a large steel/iron pot with lid.
  2. Pour enough olive oil to lightly cover the bottom of the pan (make sure completely covered).
  3. Add one chopped onion
  4. Put pot on top of stove and start cooking onion until translucent
  5. Add 1 cup rice
  6. Mix to coat in the oil and stir until rice starts to turn solid white rather than translucent white
  7. Keep stirring and don’t allow to burn.
  8. Add spice and keep stirring.
  9. Add 2 cups of water or vegetable stock per cup of rice and mix.
  10. Make sure all rice is covered.
  11. Add lentils and mix.
  12. Place veggies on top.
  13. Bring to boil then put in oven at 180C for 40 min.
  14. After 40 min remove from oven. DO NOT OPEN LID
  15. Leave lid on and let sit for 20 min.
  16. Open, stir, etc. Should be ready to eat once cooled.


Corn makes a really nice addition to this recipe. To perfectly cook corn leave the outer layer of leaves on, wrap in foil, bake in the oven for about an hour.


Spiced rice