Rice Pilafs and Blends



Our Lentil Pilaf combines lentils, long grain rice, onions, carrots and spices to create a hearty and flavorful dish.

Near East® Lentil Pilaf Mix is Kosher Certified *OU*.


Ingredients & Nutrition

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2.0 oz (56 g/about 1/4 cup dry lentil-rice mix & 1 tsp seasoning mix) (1 cup prepared)
Servings Per Container: about 3.5 (dry)
Amount Per Serving   As Packaged   As Prepared
Calories   180   200
Calories from Fat   5   30
% Daily Value **
Total Fat 0.5g   1%   5%
Saturated Fat 0g   0%   10%
Trans Fat 0g    
Cholesterol 0mg   0%   3%
Sodium 650mg   27%   28%
Total Carbs 36g   12%   12%
Dietary Fiber 8g   33%   33%
Sugars 3g    
Protein 11g    
Vitamin A   10%   15%
Vitamin C   2%   2%
Calcium   2%   2%
Iron   15%   15%

Preparation Instructions

Range Top Directions
  1. In medium saucepan, bring 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil just to a boil.
  2. Stir in rice and lentils and contents of Spice Sack. Return to a boil.
  3. Cover; reduce heat to low. Simmer 35 to 40 minutes or until lentils are tender and water is absorbed.
  4. Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.
Makes 3 cups
Microwave Directions
  1. In round 2-quart microwaveable glass casserole, combine rice and lentils, contents of Spice Sack, 2-3/4 cups water and 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil.
  2. Cover, microwave at HIGH 7 to 8 minutes or until boiling; Stir; microwave at HIGH 12 minutes; stir. Microwave 10 to 12 more minutes or until most of water is absorbed.*
  3. Let stand about 5 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
  4. Fluff pilaf lightly with fork before serving.
* Microwave ovens may vary. Adjust times as needed.
Alternate Directions
Follow the above preparation directions, except omit butter or olive oil and add additional 3 tablespoons water. (For information about Sodium and other Nutrients, see the Ingredient and Nutrition Information listed with this product.)
High Altitude Preparation
At high altitudes, increase water to 3 cups and cook time to 40 to 45 minutes.
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